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

News and Speeches for Department of Health and Wellness

Violence against Women: The Thuthuzela Care Centres turn victims into survivors

31 August 2022

The Thuthuzela Care Centre (“TCC”) is a joint effort between the National Prosecuting Authority (“NPA”) and the Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness (“the Department”). Read More

Healthcare workers keep smiles clean and bright across province

25 August 2022

Our oral health is more important than we may realise. From eating to smiling, our mouth, teeth and gums form part of our daily functioning. Without good oral health habits, we may develop bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease. Read More

Healthcare Workers celebrate Women’s Month with Donation Drive

12 August 2022

Driven by their passion to make a difference, healthcare workers at Stikland Hospital have collected more than 800 packets of sanitary towels to empower girls and keep them in school. Read More

Minister Nomafrench Mbombo opens the Du Noon CHC's Maternity Obstetric Unit

10 August 2022

On Wednesday, 10 August 2022, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, Western Cape Government Minister of Health, officially opened the new Maternity Obstetric Unit (MOU) at the Du Noon Community Health Centre (CHC).  As we celebrate Women’s Month, we welcome the new... Read More

Healthy women are crucial for a healthy society

4 August 2022

As we mark Women’s Month, the Western Cape Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, wants to remind all women that their personal health is as important as their loved ones. “Do not lose sight of your own health needs,” the Minister... Read More

The benefits of breastfeeding as experienced by a mother

3 August 2022

World Breastfeeding Week is commemorated from 1 to 7 August. This year the theme is Step up Breastfeeding Education and Support, aiming to encourage parents and communities to promote, protect and support breastfeeding in order to improve health of... Read More