News and Speeches for Department of Health and Wellness | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Health and Wellness

Western Cape On Wellness Tackles Activity Levels And Healthy Eating in Province

31 March 2015

Physical inactivity and unhealthy eating are considered major risk factors for a number of adverse health outcomes including obesity, diabetes, hypertension and other cardio vascular diseases. In South Africa, non-communicable diseases (NCDS)... Read More

Laser-assisted Surgical Procedure a First for Neurosurgery

25 March 2015

Seventeen-month old Masslino Franke from Manenberg was born prematurely on 27 August 2013 and suffered extensive bleeding in his brain.  Read More

Minister Mbombo And Minister Grant Launch TB Prevention Campaign 2015

23 March 2015

This morning, the Minister for Transport and Public Works, Mr Donald Grant, joined me on a walkabout visit to the Cape Town Station to launch the Open (the) Windows Campaign ahead of World TB Day tomorrow. Read More

Stellenbosch Hospital Staff Exercise their Emergency Skills

20 March 2015

Western Cape Government Health staff at Stellenbosch Hospital together with other role-players today took part in an unplanned mass incident exercise.  These exercises are executed to ensure that should an event occur that results in many patients... Read More

Practical Skills Workshop Empowers Medical Practitioners

13 March 2015

A Practical Skills Workshop on Peritoneal Dialysis was hosted at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital at its Surgical Skills Training Centre on 12 March 2015 (World Kidney Day). Read More