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MotsoalediOn Monday, the departments of health and transport signed a pledge with the SA National Taxi Council (Santaco) to encourage taxi drivers to prioritise their own health and that of their passengers.  

This formed part of the launch of the PHILA Taxi Industry Campaign, a first-ever health promotion campaign, targeted at the taxi industry to strengthen and intensify delivery of health and wellness services in the industry.  Addressing scores of taxi drivers at Bosman taxi rank in Tshwane, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi called on taxi drivers to change unhealthy lifestyles and prioritise their health.  He called on citizens to think twice about compromising their health and encouraged taxi drivers to regularly go for check-ups and get tested.  The Minister added that government was looking into bringing clinics closer to taxi ranks to enable drivers to get services.  His colleague, Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi, also emphasised the importance of taking health seriously.  The launch also served as an official collaboration between the PHILA campaign and Santaco's Operation Hlokomela in an effort to promote and contribute towards responsible behaviour as part of the 2017 World AIDS Day focus.

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