Dr Nomafrench Mbombo is appointed as the Western Cape Minister of Health for a second term.
Prior to her entering the political arena, she had a successful academic career as associate professor, where her focus was placed on the provisioning of safe and appropriate healthcare to women and children in particular. She holds a PhD on Gender & Human rights, Master’s degree in maternal & child health, and a Bachelors’ degree in Nursing Science.
Dr Mbombo will continue to strengthen and upscale programmes she initiated in her previous term to ensure access to quality appropriate health services through the implementation of the following:
Universal Health Coverage
Universal Health Coverage as a concept will be piloted at various sites in the province through a whole of society approach, working in collaboration with other provincial government departments, different spheres of government, and the private sector.
E-vision strategic plan to be rolled out across the province, of which cutting-edge medical technology and digital medicine is part thereof.
Ensuring Competent Health Staff
The Nursing college and EMS/ paramedic college to ensure the training of competent and responsive practitioners to appropriately respond to the burden of disease.
Emergency Medical Care
EMS Improvement Plan to meet the overstretched demand.
R1,2 billion budgeted for this financial year to build new and maintain existing infrastructure.
“We wish to congratulate Dr Mbombo on her appointment for a second term and values her thorough knowledge of our health system and strategies. The Western Cape Department of Health looks forward to another term under Dr Mbombo’s leadership to continue strengthening our service delivery through focused and innovative initiatives,” said Dr Beth Engelbrecht, Head of the Western Cape Department of Health.