News and Speeches for Department of Health and Wellness | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Health and Wellness

Health is everybody's business

30 April 2022

On Friday, 29 April 2022, Western Cape Government Health and Wellness hosted its first External Health Indaba with stakeholder representation from the private sector, statutory bodies, universities, civil society, political parties, and other... Read More

Vaccination against COVID-19 still our best defence, now with increases in cases

28 April 2022

Vaccination against COVID-19 remains our best defence, especially if your immune system is compromised, as we are seeing increases in cases.  Read More

A long life for all – vaccines save lives

24 April 2022

Vaccines are one of the most powerful tools we have in our health arsenal for preventable disease. Read More

Celebrating World Book Day – important to read and tell stories to your children

23 April 2022

CELEBRATING WORLD BOOK DAY – importance of reading and telling stories to your child EVEN WHEN DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS ARE EXPERIENCED    Read More

Health facilities kept busy over Easter weekend, but not overrun

19 April 2022

The recently concluded Easter Weekend once again posed a range of challenges to our health system. Our staff and health facilities once had to bear the brunt of avoidable additional trauma cases.  Read More

The bleeding disorder – it’s treatable

14 April 2022

On 17 April 2022 we celebrate World Haemophilia Day, where we raise awareness of this blood disorder.  Read More

Community Health Workers helping people with TB to return to care

12 April 2022

Since the decrease in COVID-19 cases, Community Health Workers (CHWs) have been actively searching for people who have contracted tuberculosis (TB) and who are no longer accessing healthcare facilities for their monthly check-ups or maintaining... Read More

Gloudina Flynn says life does not need to stop after Parkinson’s diagnosis

11 April 2022

In 2015 at the age of 60, Cosmetic Manager, Gloudina Flynn, started dropping cosmetic items and perfumes and found it difficult to keep her hands steady while offering assistance to and performing makeovers on clients. Read More

Be smart, be safe and make the right choice this Easter

8 April 2022

As we move towards Easter, it is important to carry on with the life-saving behaviour we have adopted over the last two years to ensure that we prevent COVID-9 infections, hospitalisation and death as much as possible. Read More

Make your health a top priority

7 April 2022

World Health Day commemorated on 7 April 2022 highlights the importance of the role both government and residents play in their health journey and in improving health outcomes for a #HealthierTomorrow. Read More