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News and Speeches for Department of Health

Media Release: Role of Forensic Pathology Services in Health

19 September 2017

Role of Forensic Pathology Services in Health Read More

Role of Forensic Pathology Services in Health

19 September 2017

The Forensic Pathology Service (FPS) in the Western Cape was established in 2006 when the South African Police Service Mortuaries transferred to Western Cape Government Health and the Directorate Forensic Pathology Services was established within... Read More

Avian influenza, ‘Bird flu’, infections to humans are uncommon and rare

19 September 2017

The Western Cape Government Health is aware of the recent outbreak of Avian influenza, also known as ‘bird flu’ on various farms in the Western Cape. We would like to inform the public that the risk of transmission of this particular strain of ‘... Read More

Media release : Multimillion rand forensics unit

17 September 2017

Minister of Health and Minister of Public works reveals site for Multimillion rand forensics unit Read More

Media Release: ‘Bird flu’, infections to humans are uncommon and rare

14 September 2017

Avian influenza, ‘Bird flu’, infections to humans are uncommon and rare The Western Cape Government Health is aware of the recent outbreak of Avian influenza, also known as ‘bird flu’ on various farms in the Western Cape. Read More

Breastfeeding: optimal feeding choice for infants.

13 September 2017

Breastfeeding is recognised worldwide as the optimal infant feeding choice.  The promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding is described by the World Health Organisation as one of the top child survival strategies with the ability to... Read More

Tygerberg Hospital Breast Cancer Unit peer supporters receive top award

13 September 2017

Five phenomenal ladies at Tygerberg Hospital’s peer support programme have been a rock to hundreds of breast cancer patients through visiting them in the wards on a daily basis to share valuable information on self-healthcare after their operation. Read More

Women urged to prioritise their health: Mbombo

13 September 2017

  WOMEN URGED TO PRIORITISE THEIR HEALTH: MBOMBO Non communicable Diseases contributed 68% of deaths in women in the Western Cape   Read More

Round 2 of HPV Vaccination

13 September 2017

Western Cape Government Health teams will as from 22 August 2017 start visiting all Grade 4 girls who are nine years old and attending public schools to administer the second dose of the vaccine that prevents Human Papilloma-virus (HPV) related... Read More

Medication Collection Points – the next step in improving patient-centred health

13 September 2017

Community based chronic medication collection points – the next step in improving patient-centred healthcare Read More

Opinion Piece – By Head of Health, Dr Beth Engelbrecht

13 September 2017

Keep criminal hands off our emergency medical staff Read More

Adolescent suicide can be prevented with early detection – Minister Mbombo

11 September 2017

In the wake of World Suicide Prevention Day, observed annually on the 10th of September, Western Cape Minister of Health, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo cautions communities to be more attuned and sensitive to the mental wellbeing of young people due to the... Read More

Media Release: FASD Awareness with High school learners of Bloekombos

11 September 2017

11 September 2017 Media Release: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) Awareness with High school learners of Bloekombos Read More

Media Release: Minister creates awareness of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder

4 September 2017

Minister Mbombo creates awareness of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) On Monday, 4 September, Western Cape Health Minister, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo together with our NPO partner, Early Years Services, Read More