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feb 9, 2009 - New SA President and Health minister

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Thabo Mbeki resigns as South African President and his successor, Kgalema Motlanthe, appoints Barbara Hogan as Minister of Health. She immediately committed government to a concerted and decisive response to the epidemic. Jacob Zuma gave a speech his first year being president stating, “We need to move with urgency and purpose to confront this enormous challenge…most importantly, all South Africans need to know their HIV status, and be informed of the treatment options available to them. ”

UNAIDS chief Michel Sidibe, left, reacts with South Africa's health minister Barbara Hogan, right, in Khayelitsha Township, South Africa, February 2009.

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feb 9, 2009
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~ 15 years ago

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