News and Speeches for Department of Health | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Health

Stay safe in the workplace

28 April 2021

The annual World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April promotes the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. Read More

Sisonke Vaccination Programme resuming with changes to consent

27 April 2021

The Johnson and Johnson Sisonke Programme to vaccinate healthcare workers as part of the first phase of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, will resume on 28 April 2021. Read More

Vaccines bring us closer and save lives

26 April 2021

While residents of the Western Cape eagerly look forward to receiving the COVID-19 vaccines, it is vitally important that they find ways to continue supporting routine immunisation programmes in their communities. Read More

Parents urged to get children immunised to prevent severe disease

26 April 2021

As the world marks Immunisation Week, parents and guardians are being urged to ensure that their littles ones are immunised. Read More

Child heart transplant success

19 April 2021

A team from Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital (RCWMCH) and Groote Schuur Hospital have given a child a new lease on life through a heart transplant, the first one in 13 years at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. Read More

Phase 2 COVID-19 vaccination registration opens today

16 April 2021

Registration for phase 2 of the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out opens today on the Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS). People older than 60 years will be vaccinated first and are asked to register as soon as possible. Read More

Generous Jpiego donation to assist in vaccination roll- out in WC

10 April 2021

With Phase 1 of the COVID-19 Sisonke Vaccination Programme well underway in the Western Cape, the Western Cape Department of Health is preparing to roll out Phase 2 to priority groups in the province. A key part of the vaccination roll-out is to... Read More

Amended hospital visitation guidelines for level 1

7 April 2021

Allowing patients to be visited by their loved ones is an essential part of their recovery and wellness. Read More

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