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News and Speeches for Department of Health

Western Cape Government Health monitoring developments of Coronavirus outbreak

24 January 2020

Western Cape Government Health is closely monitoring the developments of the novel coronavirus outbreak in China. The World Health Organisation (WHO) regularly issues updates on the situation. No cases of the Coronavirus have been reported in South... Read More

Pledge to protect EMS staff

24 January 2020

The Western Cape Government Health (WCGH) is encouraging members of the public to pledge to stand by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) staff who risk their lives every day to save lives. Read More

Give your child the best opportunity to learn and be healthy this year.

17 January 2020

Good nutrition must be supported by good health support. Read More

Beat the heat

17 January 2020

Take extra precaution to stay hydrated during the exceptionally hot conditions across the Western Cape. Severe heat and not drinking enough fluids can lead to dehydration and heatstroke. This could be fatal! Read More

Lunch boxes: 198 opportunities for a healthy child

14 January 2020

Did you know that a healthy snack at school plays a major role in your child’s ability to concentrate and participate at school? This year you have about 198 opportunities to pack a healthy lunch box for your child. Read More

22 babies born on New Year’s Day in public health facilities

1 January 2020

On 1 January 2019 (New Year’s Day), the births of 22 babies* have been reported by public health facilities throughout the Western Cape, comprising 10 boys and 12 girls. Read More

New Year's Day Babies 2020 (as of 14:00)

1 January 2020

58 babies born on New Year’s Day in public health facilities (as of 14:00) On 1 January 2019 (New Year’s Day), the births of 58 babies* have been reported by public health facilities throughout the Western Cape, comprising 32 boys and 26 girls. Read More

42 babies born on Christmas Day in public health facilities

25 December 2019

On 25 December 2019 (Christmas Day), the births of 42 babies* have been reported by public health facilities throughout the Western Cape, comprising of 23 boys and 19 girls. Read More

Christmas babies 2019 (as of 14:00)

25 December 2019

91 babies born on Christmas Day in public health facilities (as of 14:00) On 25 December 2019 (Christmas Day), the births of 91 babies* have been reported by public health facilities throughout the Western Cape, comprising of 66 boys and 25 girls. Read More

Whole of society approach to EMS emergencies

11 December 2019

Today (11 December 2019), Western Cape Minister of Health Dr Nomafrench Mbombo acknowledged a number of Emergency First Aid Responders (EFAR) volunteers in the Cape Metropole for their contributions to Emergency Medical Services (EMS) service... Read More

The season to be alert for childhood diarrhea

10 December 2019

During the 2018/2019 paediatric surge season, which is the period from November to May every year, the Western Cape Government Health reported that 1.3% of children under the age of five years old were treated at Primary Health Care facilities (PHC... Read More

Have a heart and support those children in need of care

5 December 2019

The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital (RCWMCH) is appealing to members of the public to reach out to children, and to prioritise the safety of children under their care ahead of the upcoming festive season. Read More

Touwsranten youth had a blast

2 December 2019

Touwsranten was the place to be on 28 November 2019. A stage, DJ, music, dancing, numerous stalls and give-aways made for a great World AIDS Day and B-Wise event. Read More

Be ballsy and get checked for prostate and testicular cancer

21 November 2019

By doing the #FafChallenge during November and going for a screening for testicular cancer, our Springbok Rugby World Cup Champions are highlighting how important it is for men of all ages to go for regular health check-ups. Read More

Proudly Diabetic Patient Lives Life to the Fullest

15 November 2019

I don’t call myself diabetic, I call myself “proudly Diabetic.”  Grassy Park resident, Mr. Martin Van Gee, has been living with Diabetes Mellitus for 36 years. Read More

Spotlight on Diabetes

13 November 2019

You might have heard or read about diabetes, or you know someone with diabetes, or perhaps you have diabetes. Much has been done to raise awareness of the impact that diabetes has on the individual and family. Read More

Obesity is a health risk

18 October 2019

With National Obesity Week being observed from 15 – 19 October, the Western Cape Government Health is encouraging people to become aware of the risks associated with the condition, and to a Read More

Impact of violent crime on Western Cape health system

17 October 2019

In commemorating World Trauma Day today (17 October), the Western Cape Government Health (WCGH) is appealing to the public to help reduce the number of trauma-related incidents. Read More

Health Department gets clean bill of health from Auditor General

16 October 2019

The Western Cape Department of Health today (16 October 2019) presented its 2018/19 Annual Report to the Standing Committee. Read More

Detecting early warning signs of childhood cancer is vital

15 October 2019

Seven-year old Melina Nyoni from Blue Downs was recently diagnosed with nephroblastoma at Tygerberg Hospital. This disease is the most common renal tumour of children between the ages 2 and 5, and is also the fourth most common cancer in children in... Read More

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