News and Speeches for Department of Health

Meeting with the MJC on the high case load experienced by FPS in the Metropole

17 October 2017

Statement by the Western Cape Government Health following the meeting with the Muslim Judicial Council on the extremely high case load experienced by Forensic Pathology Services in the Metropole Read More

Forensic Pathology Services in the Metropole experiencing very high case load

11 October 2017

Public Notice : 11 October 2017 Forensic Pathology Services in the Metropole experiencing very high case load Read More

Avian influenza, ‘Bird flu’, infections to humans are uncommon and rare

19 September 2017

The Western Cape Government Health is aware of the recent outbreak of Avian influenza, also known as ‘bird flu’ on various farms in the Western Cape. We would like to inform the public that the risk of transmission of this particular strain of ‘... Read More

Role of Forensic Pathology Services in Health

19 September 2017

The Forensic Pathology Service (FPS) in the Western Cape was established in 2006 when the South African Police Service Mortuaries transferred to Western Cape Government Health and the Directorate Forensic Pathology Services was established within... Read More

Media Release: Role of Forensic Pathology Services in Health

19 September 2017

Role of Forensic Pathology Services in Health Read More

Media release : Multimillion rand forensics unit

17 September 2017

Minister of Health and Minister of Public works reveals site for Multimillion rand forensics unit Read More

Media Release: ‘Bird flu’, infections to humans are uncommon and rare

14 September 2017

Avian influenza, ‘Bird flu’, infections to humans are uncommon and rare The Western Cape Government Health is aware of the recent outbreak of Avian influenza, also known as ‘bird flu’ on various farms in the Western Cape. Read More

Opinion Piece – By Head of Health, Dr Beth Engelbrecht

13 September 2017

Keep criminal hands off our emergency medical staff Read More

Medication Collection Points – the next step in improving patient-centred health

13 September 2017

Community based chronic medication collection points – the next step in improving patient-centred healthcare Read More

Round 2 of HPV Vaccination

13 September 2017

Western Cape Government Health teams will as from 22 August 2017 start visiting all Grade 4 girls who are nine years old and attending public schools to administer the second dose of the vaccine that prevents Human Papilloma-virus (HPV) related... Read More

Women urged to prioritise their health: Mbombo

13 September 2017

  WOMEN URGED TO PRIORITISE THEIR HEALTH: MBOMBO Non communicable Diseases contributed 68% of deaths in women in the Western Cape   Read More

Tygerberg Hospital Breast Cancer Unit peer supporters receive top award

13 September 2017

Five phenomenal ladies at Tygerberg Hospital’s peer support programme have been a rock to hundreds of breast cancer patients through visiting them in the wards on a daily basis to share valuable information on self-healthcare after their operation. Read More

Breastfeeding: optimal feeding choice for infants.

13 September 2017

Breastfeeding is recognised worldwide as the optimal infant feeding choice.  The promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding is described by the World Health Organisation as one of the top child survival strategies with the ability to... Read More

Media Release: FASD Awareness with High school learners of Bloekombos

11 September 2017

11 September 2017 Media Release: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) Awareness with High school learners of Bloekombos Read More

Adolescent suicide can be prevented with early detection – Minister Mbombo

11 September 2017

In the wake of World Suicide Prevention Day, observed annually on the 10th of September, Western Cape Minister of Health, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo cautions communities to be more attuned and sensitive to the mental wellbeing of young people due to the... Read More

Media Release: Minister creates awareness of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder

4 September 2017

Minister Mbombo creates awareness of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) On Monday, 4 September, Western Cape Health Minister, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo together with our NPO partner, Early Years Services, Read More

Frequently Asked Questions about the Human Papillomavirus(HPV) Vaccination

24 August 2017

More than 3000 South African women die from cervical cancer every year. Certain strains of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) causes cervical cancer, therefore the National Department of Health has introduced the HPV vaccine. Read More

Debate: Sexual violence and its impact on the World of Work

24 August 2017

Debate: Sexual violence and its impact on the world of work   The economic impact of violence against women. Premier Helen Zille Deputy Speaker Members Members of the media Our visitors in the gallery   Read More

We Need to Talk About the Pattern in Child Murders

4 August 2017

“We need to talk about the pattern in child murders” - Western Cape Health Minister launches Women’s Month Read More

MINISTER VISITS MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT AND TAXI PASSENGER INVOLVED IN ACCIDENT

1 August 2017

MEDIA ALERT: MINISTER MBOMBO VISITS MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT AND TAXI PASSENGER INVOLVED IN CAR ACCIDENT Read More