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News and Speeches for Department of Health

Christmas babies 2019 (as of 14:00)

25 December 2019

91 babies born on Christmas Day in public health facilities (as of 14:00) On 25 December 2019 (Christmas Day), the births of 91 babies* have been reported by public health facilities throughout the Western Cape, comprising of 66 boys and 25 girls. Read More

42 babies born on Christmas Day in public health facilities

25 December 2019

On 25 December 2019 (Christmas Day), the births of 42 babies* have been reported by public health facilities throughout the Western Cape, comprising of 23 boys and 19 girls. Read More

Whole of society approach to EMS emergencies

11 December 2019

Today (11 December 2019), Western Cape Minister of Health Dr Nomafrench Mbombo acknowledged a number of Emergency First Aid Responders (EFAR) volunteers in the Cape Metropole for their contributions to Emergency Medical Services (EMS) service... Read More

The season to be alert for childhood diarrhea

10 December 2019

During the 2018/2019 paediatric surge season, which is the period from November to May every year, the Western Cape Government Health reported that 1.3% of children under the age of five years old were treated at Primary Health Care facilities (PHC... Read More

Have a heart and support those children in need of care

5 December 2019

The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital (RCWMCH) is appealing to members of the public to reach out to children, and to prioritise the safety of children under their care ahead of the upcoming festive season. Read More

Touwsranten youth had a blast

2 December 2019

Touwsranten was the place to be on 28 November 2019. A stage, DJ, music, dancing, numerous stalls and give-aways made for a great World AIDS Day and B-Wise event. Read More