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Increase in pertussis (whooping cough) cases in Western Cape

8 December 2022

Through our surveillance system, the Western Cape Department of Health has picked up a marked increase in pertussis cases (or whooping cough) in the province. Read More

Be sun-smart - look after your skin!

30 November 2022

According to the National Awareness Calendar, 1 December 2022 to 31 January 2023, have been designated as skin cancer awareness months. Read More

Working together to find solutions to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Western Cape

30 November 2022

Ahead of World AIDS Day on 1 December, the Western Cape hosted a provincial symposium involving key stakeholders to find solutions related to HIV from district healthcare, science, civil society, youth and community, and funding as the different... Read More

Sexual violence and assault - what happens next

29 November 2022

Did you know - globally about 1 in 3 (30%) women worldwide have been subjected to either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime.  Read More

Western Cape Innovation leads to National Awards!

28 November 2022

The 20th Annual Centre for Public Service Innovation (CPSI) Awards 2022 again highlighted the important role data plays in decision making and action. Read More

Private sector Health Indaba - Health is everybody’s business

21 November 2022

On Friday, 18 November 2022, Minister Nomafrench Mbombo, Provincial Minister of Health and Wellness, hosted a Health Indaba with stakeholders from the private sector. Read More

Boys to men, this one’s for you: How to protect your health

18 November 2022

November is Men’s Health Month and presents the opportunity to support and celebrate the men in our lives. Read More

Dangers of Pneumonia

12 November 2022

Did you know that pneumonia is a major cause of death in children under the age of five years? Read More

World Preemie Festival - Tygerberg Hospital - 12 Nov

9 November 2022

World Prematurity Day (World Preemie Day) is celebrated annually on 17 November.   Read More

Minister Mbombo's visit to Central Karoo

9 November 2022

MINISTER OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS, DR NOMAFRENCH MBOMBO OPENS BERGSIG MENTAL HEALTH WARD AT NELSPOORT HOSPITAL AND CONDUCTS OVERSIGHT OF PROGRESS AT EMS INFRASTRUCTURE, MURRAYSURG HOSPITAL Read More

Warmer weather sees increased risk for diarrhoea

4 November 2022

As temperatures are rising, so is the risk of your child contracting diarrhoea. Know the signs and what to do to save a child’s life. Read More

Minister Nomafrench Mbombo opens Groote Schuur Wellness Centre for staff

1 November 2022

Minister for Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness, Dr. Nomafrench Mbombo opened a wellness centre at Groote Schuur Hospital for their 4 500 employees employed at the hospital.  Read More

The Hartman Nursing Awards return

29 October 2022

Tygerberg Hospital brings back the event celebrating nursing excellence Read More

Minister Nomafrench Mbombo celebrates fourth consecutive clean audit outcome

26 October 2022

The Western Cape Department of Health has once again received a clean audit for the fourth consecutive year. It is the only provincial health department in the country to do so. Read More

If you act quickly, there is hope after a stroke

26 October 2022

There are no guarantees in life, says a stroke survivor from Paarl, but, if you get help quickly, you have a fighting chance. Read More

Patients first - the story of the Western Cape Health’s Annual Report 2021/22

25 October 2022

  Putting patients at the heart of our health care – the story of the Western Cape Health’s Annual Report for 2021/22 Read More

New hearing equipment a game-changer for hearing impaired people in rural WC

21 October 2022

People with hearing impairment across rural areas of the Western Cape will soon have improved access to state-of-the-art audiology equipment and hearing aids, thanks to a project funded by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in... Read More

Minister Nomafrench Mbombo joins the celebrations of 130 years of Valkenberg

20 October 2022

“Mental Health is everybody’s business” On Wednesday, 19 October 2022, Minister Dr. Nomafrench Mbombo in collaboration with the Valkenberg Hospital Facility Board and hospital management celebrated 130 years of Valkenberg Hospital.    Read More

Summer loading… Get vaxxed and relax!

14 October 2022

With summer fast approaching and so many things to still take care of, the Western Cape Department of Health, through its Vaxi Taxi, wants to lighten your load. Read More

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