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

News and Speeches for Department of Health and Wellness

Women of Worth Project - Mbombo and Global Fund announce new HIV/Aids Project

30 September 2016

Teenage pregnancy and HIV is on the rise with 19 percent of pregnant young women coming for antenatal bookings in the Mitchells Plain, Nyanga, Gugulethu, Manenberg, Heideveld, Crossroads, Hanover Park, Athlone areas testing positive for HIV between... Read More

Rheumatic Heart Disease

27 September 2016

The Western Cape Government Health believes that primary prevention is key to maintaining good health. In creating awareness about specific health conditions and how to prevent them, the WCGH will contribute significantly to the wellbeing and health... Read More

Cervical Cancer: Early Detection is Vital for Successful Treatment

27 September 2016

Cervical cancer can often be successfully treated when it is detected early enough by means of a pap smear. Read More

New Head of Nursing joins Red Cross Hospital

27 September 2016

Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital is delighted to welcome Mitzi Franken as the new Nursing Manager of the hospital. Franken joins the hospital from Mowbray Maternity Hospital where she worked as Assistant Manager: Neonatology for the past... Read More

International accreditation for Prince Albert Hospital

14 September 2016

Prince Albert Hospital can now also boast with the Mother and Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (MBFHI) status. The hospital, which received its accreditation in July this year, is one of three public hospitals in the Central Karoo to have this... Read More

Learn how to protect your teeth this Oral Health Month

9 September 2016

This month we celebrate National Oral Health Month which highlights the importance of maintaining good oral health throughout one’s life. In the Western Cape there have been over 1 million tooth extractions from 2013 to 2015. Read More

A bold new digital world for Cape health professionals

5 September 2016

MTN SA Foundation, in partnership with the Western Cape Department of Health, has handed over a 41 seater state-of-the-art multi-media centre to the Western Cape Emergency Care College, Tygerberg Hospital Campus. Read More

Minister Mbombo inspects progress on safety, wellness projects in Drakenstein

4 September 2016

The Western Cape Government is running several successful projects in the Drakenstein Municipality, falling under the Province’s Strategic Plan. Read More

National Oral Health Month: Pay Extra Attention to Dental Health

1 September 2016

September is National Oral Health Month, a time to pay extra attention to your dental routine, particularly as two of the world’s most common health problems affect the mouth – cavities and gum disease. Read More