News and Speeches for Department of Health | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Health

World No Tobacco Day 2009

28 May 2009

In South Africa, more than 43 000 people die every year from diseases directly and indirectly related to tobacco smoke. Tobacco smoke contains at least 4 000 chemicals of which many can cause cancer. Read More

World No Tobacco Day Seminar

28 May 2009

In South Africa more than 43 000 people die every year from diseases directly and indirectly related to tobacco smoke. To raise awareness, the Western Cape Department of Health will host a seminar to celebrate World No Tobacco Day. Read More

Doctors? Salaries Held Up at National Government Since Last Year

19 May 2009

New Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, undertook to discuss doctors' Occupation Specific Dispensation (OSD) as a matter of urgency with the National Health Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi. He also requested Premier Helen Zille to take up the... Read More

New Somerset Hospital Celebrates 150 Years

19 May 2009

On 16 May 2009, the Department of Health's Somerset Hospital, along with the hospital's facility board hosted a horse racing event at the Kenilworth Race Course as part of the 150th celebrations of the New Somerset Hospital. Read More

The Influenza A (H1N1) Virus - Swine Flu

19 May 2009

The global spread of the dreaded swine flu virus is fast becoming an epidemic of disastrous proportion, with reports from the World Health Organization (WHO) classifying it as a level 6 alert on the worldwide warning system. Read More