Health4Men is constantly striving to expand our reach in order to serve more MSM in need of competent sexual health services. Latest developments include two new clinical sites for gay and bisexual men, in central Johannesburg and Soweto, supported by PEPFAR through USAID. Health4Men’s second clinic in Soweto, based at Zola Clinic, will open during January in partnership with the Gauteng Provincial Department of Health. In addition, Health4Men will initiate MSM competent services in central Johannesburg at the Yeoville clinic, in partnership with the City of Johannesburg.
A naughty surprise for the 'Get REDi for love' Valentine's Day campaign. In true Health4Men style, we merge STI and HIV prevention messaging with creativity and innovation. Watch this space.
Health4Men in Cape Town is initiating a recreational drug-related harm reduction campaign. An essential organisational ethos of Health4Men relates to non-judgement of our clients. We prefer to focus on the realities of MSM’s lives, and on finding solutions to essential problems experienced by MSM. This includes reducing the harm caused by specific behaviours, including recreational substance abuse. This campaign will be in partnership with Mainline, Amsterdam and funded by Aids Fonds.
ZIMBABWE’S President Robert Mugabe at the weekend told British Prime Minister David Cameron “to hell with you” over the prime minister’s call to respect gay rights.
SOME KIND OF INSANITY: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe listens to speeches during his birthday rally in Mutare about, 26km east of the capital Harare. Mugabe turned 88 last Tuesday. PHOTO: REUTERS
Cameron said at the Commonwealth summit last year that countries receiving British aid should respect human rights, including gay rights.
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi’s scheduled appearance at Anova’s Top2Btm Symposium in Cape Town caused waves last week. An article in the Mail&Guardian argues that the minister’s presence at the MSM and HIV focused symposium, while commendable, could re-stigmatise men who have sex with men.
HEALTH4MEN RELATED NEWS: A Health-e article reports that mental health and HIV were established as key items on the MSM agenda at Anova’s Top2Btm symposium which ran for three days in Cape Town last week.