News and Speeches for Department of Health | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Health

Update: Coronavirus Outbreak

30 January 2020

Media Alert : No cases of Coronavirus in South Africa​ Read More

Western Cape Government Health monitoring developments of Coronavirus outbreak

24 January 2020

Western Cape Government Health is closely monitoring the developments of the novel coronavirus outbreak in China. The World Health Organisation (WHO) regularly issues updates on the situation. No cases of the Coronavirus have been reported in South... Read More

Pledge to protect EMS staff

24 January 2020

The Western Cape Government Health (WCGH) is encouraging members of the public to pledge to stand by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) staff who risk their lives every day to save lives. Read More

Support school-based vaccination programme in the Western Cape

20 January 2020

The Western Cape Government Health (WCGH) is encouraging parents and caregivers to support its school-based vaccination programme. Read More

Give your child the best opportunity to learn and be healthy this year.

17 January 2020

Good nutrition must be supported by good health support. Read More

Beat the heat

17 January 2020

Take extra precaution to stay hydrated during the exceptionally hot conditions across the Western Cape. Severe heat and not drinking enough fluids can lead to dehydration and heatstroke. This could be fatal! Read More

Lunch boxes: 198 opportunities for a healthy child

14 January 2020

Did you know that a healthy snack at school plays a major role in your child’s ability to concentrate and participate at school? This year you have about 198 opportunities to pack a healthy lunch box for your child. Read More

22 babies born on New Year’s Day in public health facilities

1 January 2020

On 1 January 2019 (New Year’s Day), the births of 22 babies* have been reported by public health facilities throughout the Western Cape, comprising 10 boys and 12 girls. Read More

New Year's Day Babies 2020 (as of 14:00)

1 January 2020

58 babies born on New Year’s Day in public health facilities (as of 14:00) On 1 January 2019 (New Year’s Day), the births of 58 babies* have been reported by public health facilities throughout the Western Cape, comprising 32 boys and 26 girls. Read More