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WELCOME TO CENTRE FOR HIV/Aids
Welcome to the Centre for HIV/Aids home page. Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. We hope you will find the information on our site useful and that you will find it in your heart to join us in preventing the spread of HIV/Aids in our institution and the country at large. Walter Sisulu University – is about people – your children, sisters, brothers, mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles and the diverse communities it serves and where it draws a vast majority of students and staff.
Our wish is to keep our students and staff healthy to carry on the mandate of building the South African economy and to generate new knowledge and technology that the global economy needs.
With HIV/Aids threatening to destroy this dream and to delay us in delivering on our mandate, we seek your support by donating towards our endeavours as listed on this website.
Our students are faced with poverty, high rate of unemployment, loss of parents to HIV/Aids leaving them as heads of the family and having to mend for themselves. Some students go on for months with no food.
WSU has about 24,000 students and 2,000 staff across all its four campuses.
It admits about 4000 students per year from its neighbouring schools and from the SADC region.
It also attracts students and staff from countries in Africa as a whole.
Our aim is to build a healthy nation by preventing the spread of HIV/Aids in our institution.
WSU works closely with both national and provincial government departments of Health and Education as well as South African National Aids Council (SANAC) and Eastern Cape Aids Council (ECAC) in cutting the number of new HIV infections by half by 2011. “
We must learn from past mistakes and give every lost life meaning through another life that we save.” Achmat. 2007.