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News and Speeches for Department of Health

Stay safe when participating in school sport events

31 March 2021

On 27 March 2021, Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga, gazetted the decision that school sporting events can be held. This include sport matches, physical education, extra-curricular activities, and school sport tournaments. Read More

Healthcare worker vaccination update

31 March 2021

The vaccination of healthcare workers as part of Phase 1 of Johnson & Johnson Sisonke implementation study is rapidly moving into the next phase – where non-patient facing, but essential healthcare workers will be receiving the vaccines – as we... Read More

R80 million funding to help address Tuberculosis over three years

30 March 2021

The Western Cape Government, the City of Cape Town, and its partners are proud to announce that they have secured R80 million in funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to drive the Tuberculosis (TB) response over the next three years. Read More

Statement on health budget vote by Dr Nomafrench Mbombo

29 March 2021

Today Minister Dr Nomafrench Mbombo delivered her budget vote speech in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament. The following statement sets out a summary of her address. Introduction: Read More

Health Budget 2021/22 - Budget of Hope

29 March 2021

 Dr Nomafrench Mbombo 2021/22 Department of Health Budget Speech   Speaker Honourable Premier, Alan Winde   Read More

HPV vaccination for girls can take us closer to eliminating cervical cancer

29 March 2021

Infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) significantly increases the risk of developing cervical cancer later in life. Read More

Healthcare worker vaccination update

26 March 2021

The vaccination of healthcare workers as part of Phase 1 of Johnson & Johnson Sisonke implementation study has steadily been picking up speed with more healthcare workers being vaccinated daily during the past week.     Vaccination Progress (... Read More

‘Don’t shame people who have TB,’ nurses appeal

24 March 2021

Stigma and shame attached to Tuberculosis (TB) undermines efforts to fight the communicable disease, and nurses have called on the public to help them raise awareness. Read More

Take care of your oral health

19 March 2021

World Oral Health is celebrated globally every year on the 20th of March and is the largest global awareness campaign for oral health. Around 90% of the world’s population will suffer from oral diseases at some point in their lifetime. Read More

Media Release by Dr Nomafrench Mbombo Western Cape Minister of Health

18 March 2021

“With holidays approaching, public urged to be vigilant - if you are gathering, remember to keep it small, short, distanced and outside”   Read More

Art for Health

18 March 2021

Youngsters from Knysna Secondary School put pen to paper to showcase their talent for a very worthy cause. Read More

Healthcare worker vaccination update

17 March 2021

Over the past weekend the Western Cape received a further 5 300 doses of the Johnson&Johnson COVID-19 vaccine through the Sisonke implementation study. This is the first delivery of the third Tranche with two more deliveries expected this week. Read More

Sounding the alarm to end Tuberculosis (TB)

16 March 2021

To avoid the risk of losing thousands of lives to a curable and preventable disease, Western Cape Government Health, City of Cape Town and their partners are encouraging members of the public to support their ‘sound the alarm – the clock is ticking... Read More

Community healthcare workers bridge vaccine knowledge gaps in COVID-19 fight

11 March 2021

Community healthcare workers have been on the frontline in the fight against COVID-19 and play a critical role in saving lives. At the start of the pandemic, it meant assisting with contact tracing, while continuing to provide much-needed home-based... Read More

Press release by Dr Nomafrench Mbombo Western Cape Minister of Health

11 March 2021

“The best way to honour those we have lost is to keep on staying safe and saving lives”   Read More

Healthcare worker vaccination update

10 March 2021

The overall intent of the vaccination roll-out is to prevent severe illness and death and to protect the health system. Read More

The World is Bright, Save your Sight!

10 March 2021

March 7th to 13th is World Glaucoma Awareness Week 2021 and aims to raise awareness on glaucoma and effect it has on your sight with the 2021 theme 'The World is Bright, Save your Sight! Read More

First healthcare workers to be vaccinated in Garden Route

3 March 2021

The first group of healthcare workers from both the public and private sector in the Garden Route District will receive their Johnson & Johnson’s vaccinations today, 3 March 2021. Read More

Update on the J&J Vaccination implementation study

3 March 2021

The province has completed the rollout of its first tranche of vaccines as part of the J&J/Sisonke implementation study by administering its full allocation of the first batch of vaccines received. Read More

After surviving COVID, nurse looks forward to being vaccinated

3 March 2021

June-Rose Msiya, a 43-year-old enrolled nursing assistant at Caledon Hospital, says she is looking forward to getting the COVID-19 vaccine, which will be rolled out to selected health workers in the rural districts of the Western Cape this week. Read More