Community activist, Sulosh Pillay, has been appointed to the ministerial advisory committee on social change which is expected to address social issues during COVID-19.
SABC NEWS: A ministerial advisory committee on social change has been announced by Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize, with an aim to drive social behaviour change in communities. Joining the 41 member team is community activist, Sulosh Pillay. Taking on her new role, Pillay’s most urgent work is now to improve the quality of health in poorer communities, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana of the SA Council of Churches has been appointed chair of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Social Change. In the coming months, South Africa intends relaxing the lockdown regulations, while still facing an approaching peak in infections.
Sulosh Pillay says while the coronavirus pandemic is without a doubt deadly, issues like hunger and starvation are of equal importance.