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News and Speeches for Department of Health

Femdoms, give a girl a Choice

10 September 2015

“We didn’t have time, we were in the middle of things, it’s not fun… what a passion killer”, these explanatory excuses can now be eradicated by simply inserting a FEMDOM prior to sexual intercourse. Read More

World Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) Day

9 September 2015

At nine minutes past nine on the ninth day of the ninth month (9 September 2015 at 9:09), World Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) Day is commemorated annually. The significance of the number nine is to emphasise that women should not drink alcohol for... Read More

MEDIA ALERT: World FAS day Commemorated in Khayelitsha

8 September 2015

Media Alert Western Cape Ministry of Health World Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Day commemorated in Khayelitsha Date: 08 September 2016 Release date: immediate Read More

R79 million spent on training of health professionals by Western Cape Government

24 August 2015

STATEMENT BY DR NOMAFRENCH MBOMBO Western Cape Ministry of Health Date: 24 August 2015 R79 million spent on training of health professionals by Western Cape Government Release date: immediate Read More

PPHF focuses on improving ways of doing business with Western Cape Government

21 August 2015

STATEMENT BY DR NOMAFRENCH MBOMBO WESTERN CAPE MINISTRY OF HEALTH Date: 21 August 2015 Public Private Health Forum focuses on improving ways of doing business with the Western Cape Government Release date: immediate Read More

State-of-the-art Medical Imaging Department opened at Red Cross

20 August 2015

Thousands of Africa’s littlest patients will receive world-class Radiology and Nuclear Medicine treatment following the unveiling of a multi-million rand Medical Imaging Department at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town on... Read More

New Therapy Ward for Nelspoort Hospital

19 August 2015

Nelspoort Hospital celebrated the opening of their new therapy ward on Wednesday 19 August 2015. The ward which is used by mental health patients was completed earlier this year at a cost of R7,5 million. Read More

Big improvements for Prince Albert Hospital and Clinic

18 August 2015

A special ceremony was held on 17 August 2015 at Prince Albert Hospital to celebrate the completion of the upgrades to both the hospital and the clinic. Read More

Minister Mbombo officially opens Du Noon Community Health Centre

18 August 2015

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo officially opened the Du Noon Community Health Centre (CHC) today 18 August 2015. Read More

Phelophepa Health Care Train Welcomed in Western Cape

17 August 2015

Today, Minister Mbombo and Minister Grant welcomed the Phelophepa Health train to the Western Cape.   The train’s first stop is at De Doorns where it will be stationed until 21 August 2014. Read More

Local Nurse Receives President’s Nursing Award

12 August 2015

Sister Jane Booth, Paediatric Nursing Specialist at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, was recently awarded the Critical Care Society of Southern Africa’s President’s Nursing Award, the highest accolade awarded by the Society, in... Read More

Encourage Breastfeeding and Improve Babies Health

7 August 2015

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.  This year’s theme is “Breastfeeding and Work, Let’s Make It Work”... Read More

Improving Women’s Health with HPV Vaccination – On the Road to Improving Women’s

7 August 2015

Western Cape Government Health believes in the importance of improving women’s health. Therefore the second round of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination will be rolled out from 11 August to 4 September 2015. Read More

Red Cross Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

5 August 2015

Representatives from Hospital Management and the multi-disciplinary Breastfeeding-is-Best (BIB) team at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital celebrated World Breastfeeding Week by visiting the inpatient wards and presenting each breastfeeding... Read More

Preventative Women’s Health Is Central To A Healthy Community

4 August 2015

 Today Western Government Health launches it Women's Health Awareness campaign. This campaign will emphasize the importance of Women’s Health and particularly on the services available at health facilities across the province.   Read More

Influenza Season 2015 Has Arrived

1 July 2015

 Every year during the winter months between May and August, South Africa experiences an increase in influenza (commonly known as flu) circulation.   Read More

Medical Male Circumcisions

25 June 2015

Western Cape Department of Health is actively promoting the elective male medical circumcision (MMC) programme to increase the uptake of MMC in the province. During 2013/4 the Department performed 16 596 MMCs and in 2014/15 15821 males went for the... Read More

Extension Notice Period for Comment - Health Facility Boards and Committees Bill

25 June 2015

The Draft Western Cape Health Facility Boards and Committees Bill, 2015 was published on 15 May 2015 for public comment. Comments must be submitted to the provincial Department of Health.  Read More

Mitchells Plain Community Health Centre Improves Patient C²AIR²

23 June 2015

Mitchell’s Plain has only one Community Health Centre providing a 24 hour service. Read More

Keeping your ‘cool’ in winter

23 June 2015

Runny noses, wet coughs and high fevers are synonymous with the winter season. Not only are these symptoms quite debilitating, but they sometimes leave us looking quite worse for wear, make us short-tempered and generally more prone to losing our... Read More

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