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

News and Speeches for Department of Health and Wellness

Teen Suicide Prevention Week – Surviving and thriving in teenage years

19 February 2024

Adolescence (age 13–19) is a time of many firsts and a time of change. If you’re a teen, it marks the start of new friendships and experiences; you may take on new opportunities and have more freedom to make choices for your future. Read More

Save your daughter’s life with the HPV vaccine

15 February 2024

The lives of over 350 000 young girls have been potentially saved in the Western Cape over the last 10 years. Parents and healthcare workers teamed up to ensure that young girls are vaccinated against HPV, significantly reducing their risk of... Read More

Minister Mbombo welcomes medical interns and community service doctors at GSH

14 February 2024

Minister Mbombo welcomes the new medical interns and community service doctors at Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH)    Read More

GSH opens dedicated space for family counselling and bereavement support

9 February 2024

Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) opens dedicated space for family counselling and bereavement support Read More

Knysna Forensic Pathology Laboratory handled 81 cases since being commissioned

7 February 2024

Brand-new Knysna Forensic Pathology Laboratory handled 81 cases since being commissioned Read More

Youth Zone offering free sexual health services to open in Beaufort West

5 February 2024

Youth Zone offering free sexual and reproductive health services to open in Beaufort West Read More

Announcing Dr Shaheem De Vries as the CEO of Groote Schuur Hospital

2 February 2024

Dr Shaheem De Vries began his exciting tenure as the CEO of Groote Schuur Hospital on 01 February 2024. Read More