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News and Speeches for Department of Health

Update :65 Babies born on Leap Day in public health facilities

29 February 2020

Saturday, 29th February 2020, proved to be a bustle of activity for both staff and parents at public health care facilities throughout the Western Cape as 65 babies were born by 15:00 on Leap Day, comprising of 24 boys and 41 girls. Read More

Media Briefing On Western Cape Readiness for COVID-19

28 February 2020

Following the diagnosis of a patient with COVID-19 in Nigeria, the first patient in Sub-Saharan Africa, Western Cape Government Health is hosting a media briefing on Monday, 2 March, to detail provincial readiness and the measures put into place to... Read More

Media Briefing On Western Cape Readiness for COVID-19

28 February 2020

Following the diagnosis of a patient with COVID-19 in Nigeria, the first patient in Sub-Saharan Africa, Western Cape Government Health is hosting a media briefing on Monday, 2 March, to detail provincial readiness and the measures put into place to... Read More

Understanding Encephalitis in Children During World Encephalitis Day

21 February 2020

World Encephalitis Day is commemorated on 22 February 2020.  Dr Alvin Ndondo, paediatric neurologist at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, shared the following information regarding Encephalitis: Read More

Minister Mbombo to introduce updated 2019 Rapid Review Burden of Disease Report

17 February 2020

On Tuesday, 18 February 2020, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, Western Cape Minister of Health, will introduce the Western Cape 2019 Rapid Review Burden of Disease Report. Read More

Minister Mbombo welcomes 2020 medical interns intake at Tygerberg Hospital

15 February 2020

Monday, 17 February 2020, Western Cape Minister of Health, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, will welcome the new intake of medical interns at Tygerberg Hospital along with the Head of Health, Dr Beth Engelbrecht. Read More

Support school-based vaccination programme in the Western Cape

7 February 2020

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

The Importance of Reading in Child Development

5 February 2020

Today is World Read Aloud Day. Already in its 11th year of celebration in over 173 countries, it calls attention to reading aloud and sharing stories as a cornerstone for child development, as well as an opportunity to teach children the joy of... Read More

Improvements in paediatric TB treatment at Tygerberg Hospital

4 February 2020

The Western Cape Government Health (WCGH) is appreciative of the new tuberculosis (TB) equipment which was donated to the Tygerberg Hospital by the Rotary Club of Blouberg recently. Read More

Groote Schuur Hospital celebrates World Cancer Day

4 February 2020

The Western Cape Government (WCGH) is committed to saving lives of preventable deaths by raising awareness and education about the global impact of cancer. Read More

Red Cross Children’s Hospital celebrates World Cancer Day

4 February 2020

The Western Cape Government (WCGH) is committed to decreasing preventable deaths by raising awareness and education about the global impact of cancer. Read More

Western Cape prepared for Coronavirus

2 February 2020

Following the announcement by the World Health Organisation to declare the recent 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak in China as a global public health emergency, the Western Cape Government Health would like to reiterate that the province... Read More