Women of Worth
Are you a Women of Worth during Women’s month?
Women are the ones who often neglect their health by placing their family’s health ahead of their own. During August of each year, women are celebrated for who they are “the rock of the nation”.
The Western Cape Government Health has its annual Women’s health season during July to September. This drive is focused on the strengthening of women’s health and calls all women to responsibly take stock of their health.
The Department has opened facilities and made things somewhat easier for women. Women are able to access women’s health services at our 24 and eight hour facilities (Community Health centres in the metro) and eight hour facilities (Community Day Centres) across the province.
Women of all ages are now able to access these services:
- contraceptive choices,
- pregnancy screening and care,
- ante-natal care,
- general health checks,
- free pap smears,
- breast checks,
- chronic disease management, and
- Counselling on a range of issues relating to women’s mental and physical health.
The Department plays a pivotal role to educate the public about women’s health, ensuring that women are pro-active in taking care of themselves. To this end the Western Cape Government Health’s second annual Women of Worth campaign will kick into full swing during August with various community activations and media activities. Even though the Department sees and provides women’s health services to more than 1.5 million women in the Western Cape, we believe there are more selfless women out there that we need to reach.
Therefore the Department has intensified its efforts to remind women of various free health services available to them and to encourage them to make use of those services as many women tend to neglect themselves in favour of taking care of their loved ones.
We encourage women to come out to our special activations where these women can access health screenings while they shop. These activations will take place at the Airport Shopping Centre on 13 August or at Old Rembrandt Mall on 20th August 2016. It will be a fun-filled event with free health checks available.
We urge all ladies, young and old, to make time for themselves during women’s month.
Women are worth it! Take care of yourself and thus take care of your community.