Plans to improve health sector

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi launched a new programme aimed at improving healthcare.

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi launched a new programme aimed at improving healthcare. Picture: GCIS

CAPE TOWN - A programme aimed at improving the efficiency of service delivery in the health sector was launched in Cape Town on Thursday.

The Albertina Sisulu Executive Leadership Programme in Health will see dozens of health workers across the country receive training.

The aim of the programme is to transform the country's health system by training those already in the system to overcome and satisfy the health challenges South Africans currently face.

Near the top of the programme's plan of action list is to reinforce strategic plans to fight HIV/Aids, tuberculosis (TB) and sexually transmitted disease (STDs) on a national level.

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says training will start in August. He says the programme is an important monument in creating a great South Africa.

Granddaughter of the late Albertina Sisulu, Tumi says the family is honoured that the initiative was named after her grandmother.

On Wednesday, Motsoaledi announced that his department would offer a cancer vaccine to schoolgirls in 2014. He said the government was committed in saving women's lives by fighting cervical cancer.