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News and Speeches for Department of Health

Childhood Health Specialist Swoops Up International Award

30 May 2014

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Professor Heather Zar has been awarded the 2014 World Lung Health Award. Read More

World No Tobacco Day 2014

28 May 2014

World No Tobacco Day is celebrated every year on 31 May. The ultimate goal of World No Tobacco Day is to contribute to protecting present and future generations from the devastating health consequences due to tobacco use. Read More

Free Yourself - Stop Smoking

24 May 2014

World No-Tobacco Day is celebrated every year on 31 May. This event, which was launched by the World Health Organization (WHO), has been observed each year since 1989 to raise awareness of the health problems tobacco use can cause. Read More

Measles Vaccines Back in Stock, Polio Vaccines in Short Supply

21 May 2014

Following the shortfall in the supply of polio and measles vaccines last month, the Western Cape Government Health is pleased to announce that the measles vaccines are back in stock.The polio vaccine stock will also be available at clinics again at... Read More

Kangaroo Mother Care in Oudtshoorn Hospital

21 May 2014

Staff of the maternity ward at Oudtshoorn Hospital celebrated International Kangaroo Mother Care Day (KMC) on Thursday 15 May 2014 by wearing the design of their Kangaroo Carry Project (KCP). Read More

Upgrade of Kleinvlei Community Health Centre to Start in June

21 May 2014

Following complaints about the long waiting times at the Kleinvlei Community Health Centre, the Western Cape Government and City of Cape Town have made a decision to make structural changes to the current building to accomodate larger patient... Read More

Keeping South African Kids Safe from Injury

15 May 2014

Approximately 80% of injuries to children occur in or around the home. The Woolworths Childsafe Research and Educational Centre, which officially opens its doors on Thursday, 15 May 2014, will address this devastating statistic. Read More

Mfuleni to Get a Temporary Health Facility

12 May 2014

Following major space constraints at the Mfuleni Community Health Centre, a decision has been taken to erect an interim facility, similar to the temporary Du Noon health facility, which can be used as a community hall by the community once the new... Read More

International Nurses Day 2014

9 May 2014

Celebrate nurses for their continued dedication and efforts to make a difference in the lives of Western Cape citizens. Read More

National Burns Awareness Week: How to Prevent Burn Injuries

6 May 2014

A burn is one of the most devastating injuries. It leaves in its wake both physical and mental anguish on a child.Many burn injuries are accidental and are a common cause of unintentional injury – preventative care can reduce the likelihood of an... Read More