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News and Speeches for Department of Health

Minister Botha Launches Road to Health Booklet

30 May 2011

The Department of Health has issued the Road to Health Booklet (RtHB) to parents and guardians, which will assist health workers in monitoring the growth and development of a child's health. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Botha Launches Road to Health Booklet

29 May 2011

Western Cape Minister of Health, Mr Theuns Botha, will officially launch the Road to Health Booklet on 31 May at Mowbray Maternity Hospital. Read More

Media Alert: Health Facilities Fully Operational during Elections

16 May 2011

All public health facilities across the Western Cape will function as normal with a full complement staff throughout the course of Election Day (18 May). Read More

Media Alert: Touws River Taxi Accident - 15 May 2011

15 May 2011

On 15 May 2011, 5 km outside of Touws River on the N1 (direction Lainsburg) past 05:00 in the morning, a minibus taxi carrying 22 passengers rolled, causing the loss of ten people's lives and 14 injured survivors. The taxi was traveling from the... Read More

International Nurses' Day - Bursaries For Nurses

11 May 2011

Today, on International Nurses' Day, the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, visited the step-down facility for chronically ill children, the St Joseph's Home, in Montana. Minister Botha spent time with 63 nurses and thanked them for... Read More

International Nurses' Day Commemorated

11 May 2011

Florence Nightingale laid the foundation for professional nursing with the establishment of her nursing school at St Thomas' Hospital in London in 1860. This was the first secular nursing school in the world. Read More

Media Alert: Western Cape Department of Health to Commemorate International Nurses' Day

11 May 2011

On Thursday, 12 May 2011, International Nurses' Day will be celebrated worldwide on the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. Read More

Media Alert: Learners in Fisantekraal Consumed Expired Chewing Gum

10 May 2011

This morning, learners from the Trevor Manuel Primary School in Fisantekraal consumed expired chewing gum. The Western Cape Department of Health's Emergency Medical Services treated approximately 200 learners between the ages of seven and 14. Read More

Media Alert: Male Circumcision Campaign Launch at Heideveld Community Health Centre

8 May 2011

The Western Cape Department of Health is embarking on a Medical Male Circumcision campaign from 12 to 19 May 2011. This campaign aims to encourage males to circumcise, which in turn reduces their chances of contracting HIV/AIDS and sexually... Read More