Many of you will know Chris Achola from Caprice, but little did you know he has quietly been working on ‘POZnews,’ the country’s first health magazine focusing on infectious diseases. The magazine aims to educate and inform those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. Marketers and advertisers are urged to book for the launch of this breakthrough publication. Taj hotel, Thursday 18h30.
On the 28th of October, the POZteam will launch the first-ever medical health magazine in South Africa, completely free to the public. In the luxurious new Taj Hotel in Cape Town, a glamorous gala will welcome guests to experience the launch of the magazine.
To begin the magazine with a bang, the night will host a small number of entertaining speakers and a short presentation of what the magazine is about. Then it’s off to cocktails, tapas and interesting small talk with colleagues, industry leaders and potential advertisers.
“The gala is about letting everyone know that there is a new magazine in town and we are here to stay,” says founder and managing director of POZnetworks, Chris Achola. “There are a lot of great things we want to do for South Africa. This is just the beginning.”
The gala will showcase what the new magazine, POZnews, has to offer South Africa and its residents. The launch of the first medical-health magazine in the country shouldn’t be missed.
It will be held on the 28th of October 2010 and tickets go for R350 per person. The event starts at 19h00 with opening drinks. Press passes are accepted and no ticket fees are required from press members.
POZnews is a medical-health magazine supplying the public with important information for free. Up-to-date and accurate info about HIV, acute and chronic diseases, dealing with the emotional aspects of illness, and much more can be found in our magazine and on our website. Anything you need to know, but are too afraid or ashamed to ask your doctor? Learn the facts at POZnews.
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When you’re thinking of a lovely sundowner in Cape Town, Caprice hits your mind straight away. But it isn’t only world-renowned as a beach bar and a celebrity hotspot! A remarkable event is about to take place that not only inspires but is a true exception to the rule.
From pushing trolleys in Green Market Square to waitering in Caprice, Chris Achola has not only turned into a Black entrepreneur, but he has become an inspirational mentor to the society. When a close family member confided her HIV status to him in 2003, he was touched, saddened and motivated to get to the bottom of the AIDS issue. He embarked on the long journey that would eventually lead him to POZnews.
With the help and assistance of David Raad, the owner of Caprice, POZnews is launching their first magazine focusing on medical-health issues from HIV to measles, from malaria to pneumonia, to inspirational stories of people living with infectious diseases.
This young, diverse team has beaten all odds and put together a magazine which shows South Africa what we can achieve if we work together, regardless of age, sexuality, race, religion and gender.
POZnews is going to set fire to the current HIV statistics! We are here to actively change the negative stigma attached to HIV/AIDS by informing and entertaining South Africans with relevant and handy information. POZnews will be offering daily news, treatment updates, personal profiles, investigative features, videos, blogs and an extensive online social network that includes Hivsingles.net, community forums and a private, peer-to-peer mentoring program.
From the newly diagnosed to long term survivors, from very young people to people aging with infectious diseases and HIV, from people in the highest tax bracket to those on disability, POZnews provides a platform for the community to speak to one another.
The magazine and website are also read by people who wish to know more about the disease, people who are considering getting tested for life-threatening diseases, people who wish to pre – vent themselves from getting HIV as well as the staff and management of AIDS service organiza – tions and HIV testing sites, doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers.
As we’re getting settled in the information era in South Africa, education becomes more and more important. The first of its kind, POZnews, is a medical health magazine being distributed for free for the sole purpose of getting the right information out there.
The number of new infections will crumble to the ground and leave room for a healthier, happier and enlightened South Africa.
As diverse as the market it was created for, POZnews will be distributed freely all over Cape Town from your local doctor’s waiting room to the train station in Cape Town. Loyal readers can get the magazine delivered to their door through a simple subscription process and the best part is, they only pay for postage.
When we are not reaching our readers through our monthly, glossy magazine, we are updating our hodgepodge website (www.poznews.net) with quirky and eye-bugging information. New infections happen everyday and just as hospitals never stop running (apart from the occasional strike!), PozNews never stops bringing the public punctual medical health information.
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