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News and Speeches for Department of Health and Wellness

Valkenberg Hospital: The New Admission Unit

10 May 2006

Valkenberg Hospital was founded in 1891. The name derives from the farmer Cornelius Valk who purchased the land in 1720. In 1881 the Colonial Government bought the land to build a reformatory. Read More

World Asthma Awareness Day

1 May 2006

The 2 May is World Asthma Day, a disease which is impairing the health of thousands of Western Cape kids. The prevalence of the disease is higher in South Africa than the average for Africa and the rest of the world. Read More

Joint statement by Ministers of Health and Community Safety on ongoing SATAWU Security Guards Strike

20 April 2006

Western Cape Minister for Community Safety Leonard Ramatlakane and Health Pierre Uys say the ongoing wage strike by security guards, has now turned into acts of crime and violence. Read More

Statement on World Health Day

6 April 2006

"This year's theme for World Health Day, 'Working together for health', highlights the critical role played by our health workers, and the importance of working together to achieve the best outcomes for our patients ", Minister Uys said at a... Read More

National Polio Eradication Awareness Week: 3-9 April 2006

4 April 2006

"The last case of polio that was reported in South Africa was in 1989", Minister Uys said. "But as long as there are still cases of the poliovirus elsewhere in the world, polio can be imported to a polio free area such as the Western Cape", he said. Read More

World TB Day

23 March 2006

Be smart; get tested for TB from the start! By creating a focus area every year on tuberculosis on World TB Day, Government hopes that more support will be forthcoming to support the fight against the disease. Read More

Primary Health Care Information System for Community Health Centres

21 March 2006

The Western Cape Provincial Department of Health has launched a Primary Health Care Information System at 13 Community Health Centres in the province. This system allocates each patient with a unique number, which can be used universally throughout... Read More

World Kidney Day - Early Detection and Prevention

8 March 2006

FACT - chronic kidney disease and other major chronic non-communicable diseases will claim the lives of 36 million people by the year 2015. Read More

Pregnancy Education Week : 18 - 26 February 2006

17 February 2006

The aim of Pregnancy Education Week is to provide pregnant women, their partners and the broader community with the knowledge of how to ensure a safe pregnancy outcome for both the mother and her baby. Read More

Condom / Sexually Transmitted Infections Awareness Week

9 February 2006

"29 million condoms will be distributed by the Health Department in our province alone this year " Minister Uys said today. They are freely available at all our facilities throughout the province and there is no excuse for people to have unprotected... Read More

Tygerberg's School of Nursing Delivers Excellence in Training

8 February 2006

Tygerberg Hospital Nurse Training School excel Read More

Smoking Habit in Cape under Global Spotlight

7 February 2006

Researchers based at the University of Cape Town (UCT) have been probing the implications of the high smoking rates in Ravensmead and Uitsig communities. Read More

High Anti-Retroviral Adherence Rates

6 February 2006

Data compiled by the Western Cape Health Department's HIV and Aids Directorate indicate high adherence rates to anti-retroviral treatment (ART) in the province. Results show that 9 745 (93%) of the 10 515 patients on ART in December 2004 remained on... Read More

New Oncology Equipment Installed on the Eve of World Cancer Day

2 February 2006

The acquisition of a new R 3,2 million Oncology Afterloader, installed at the Tygerberg Hospital, is celebrated on the eve of World Cancer Day on 4 February. Read More

New Oncology Equipment and World Cancer Day

2 February 2006

The acquisition of a new R3,2 million Oncology Afterloader, installed at the Tygerberg Hospital, is celebrated today (3 February) on the eve of World Cancer Day (4 February ) Read More

Western Cape Health Minister Welcomes High Anti-Retroviral Adherence Rates

1 February 2006

Data compiled by the Western Cape Health Department's HIV and Aids Directorate indicate high adherence rates to anti-retroviral treatment (ART) in the province. Results show that 9 745 (93%) of the 10 515 patients on ART in December 2004 remained on... Read More

National Reproductive Health Month

30 January 2006

Dr Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, the National Minister of Health has announced that as from 2006, February will be designated as National Reproductive Health Month. The National theme for 2006 is 'Save the Nation, Strengthen Reproductive Health'. Read More

February is Reproductive Health Month

30 January 2006

Dr Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, the National Minister of Health has announced that as from 2006, February will be designated as National Reproductive Health Month. The National theme for 2006 is 'Save the Nation, Strengthen Reproductive Health'. Read More

Western Cape Provincial Department Announces February as Reproductive Health Month

30 January 2006

Dr Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, the National Minister of Health has announced that as from 2006, February will be designated as National Reproductive Health Month. The National theme for 2006 is 'Save the Nation, Strengthen Reproductive Health'. Read More

Re-Introduction of the Medical Emergency Helicopter Service in Oudtshoorn

29 January 2006

"Advanced Life Support services in the Southern Cape will receive a huge boost from Monday, thanks to the re-introduction of the medical emergency helicopter service by the Health Department of the Western Cape and the SA Red Cross Air Mercy Service... Read More

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