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AWARDING EXEMPLARY WORK: The 2011 Peer Educators gather for a photo with HIV/Aids Unit Head, Dr Ashraf Mohammed (front centre, right) and guest speaker at the awards, Dr Ramneek Ahluwalia (front centre, left).

CPUT has been congratulated for being a front runner amongst tertiary institutions in the fight against HIV/Aids. The 7th annual Peer Education Awards Ceremony was hosted by CPUT’s HIV/Aids unit recently.

CPUT’s HIV/AIDS Unit joined thousands across the globe on Monday, 16th May 2011 to remember those who have died of AIDS and support those who are living with the disease.  On the 28th anniversary of the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, Acting Head of the unit, Alex Semba says, “It was an honour to have such a great show of support from the CPUT community and the learners that we invited to be a part of the memorial in showing compassion and concern for people living with HIV/AIDS.”

Rubbing shoulders: Dr Ashraf Mohammed (left) with US Assistant Secretary of State Ann Stock.

Head of CPUT’s HIV/AIDS Unit, Dr Ashraf Mohammed, is a busy man. Awarded the Humphrey Fellowship, a study sabbatical based in Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta, United States (US) some 6 months ago, Dr Mohammed has since been involved in several workshops, has published numerous articles and has presented over a dozen conference papers.

 “At CPUT, we are creating futures - but most importantly we want to create healthy futures.” These were the words of Dean of Student Affairs Cora Njoli-Motale, at the launch of CPUT’s Mobile Wellness Unit on the Bellville Campus on World Aids Day. The state-of-the-art vehicle is testament to the hard work and vision of CPUT’s HIV Institutional Coordinating Committee (HICC) within the HIV/AIDS Unit, and is a fitting symbol of one of the themes of this year’s World Aids Day - universal access to prevention, treatment, care and support.

Dean of Student Affairs Cora Njoli-Motale, gets a good look at CPUT’s Mobile Wellness Unit as the state-of-the-art vehicle is launched on the Bellville Campus on World Aids Day.

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