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News and Speeches for Department of Health and Wellness

Training in Infection Control Offered

20 October 2005

"The basis of infection control is training and the country needs people who are trained to address deficiencies that lead to infection outbreaks in hospitals and communities - such as the prevention of infection, the prudent use of antibiotics and... Read More

Early Detection is the Key to Survive Breast Cancer

17 October 2005

The incidence of breast cancer among South African women is increasing, with more than 3 800 cases being diagnosed every year, says Provincial Health Minister, Pierre Uys. Read More

Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) TB Outbreak

11 October 2005

The Western Cape Department of Health has been notified of a suspected outbreak of Multi Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR TB) at a High School on the Cape Flats. Read More

Eye Care Week

10 October 2005

Minister Praises Free Cataract Operations Done at Kuilsriver Hospital Read More

Patient Fees Drastically Reduced

6 October 2005

Joint Press Release Minister Pierre Uys and Professor Keith Craig Househam The Western Cape Department of Health is pleased to announce a reduction in certain hospital fees has been implemented as from 1 October 2005. Read More

Breast Cancer Month

2 October 2005

Breast cancer is most prominent amongst females and the rate of recorded cases has increased drastically over the past few years, which is why the month of October was celebrated as breast cancer awareness month. Read More

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Conference to be Held on 6 and 7 October 2005

29 September 2005

A Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Conference will be held on Thursday, 6 October and Friday, 7 October 2005 at the Sports Science Institute in Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa. Read More

Statement on Health Workers Petition Asking for Action on Dr Rath Health Foundation

27 September 2005

Given government's proven commitment to a comprehensive HIV and Aids programme and the progress made in this regard in the Western Cape, it is regrettable that the health workers concerned did not see fit to discuss their concerns about the Dr Rath... Read More

September is Heart Month and Heart Day is Celebrated on 25 September

21 September 2005

Statement from Min Pierre Uys, Minister of Health in the Western Cape Read More

World Retina Week 19th to 25th September 2005: Call to Action

14 September 2005

CALL TO ACTION Retina South Africa joins 47 countries in September to create awareness of retinal blinding conditions such as: Read More

Robbie Nurock Community Health Centre Turns 100

13 September 2005

Robbie Nurock Community Health Centre (CHC) celebrates one hundred years of health service delivery to the community this year. Centenary celebrations are on 29 September 2005 at Robbie Nurock CHC at 89 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town from 11:00 to... Read More

Cervical cancer Awareness Month

8 September 2005

"Cervical Cancer, despite being a preventable disease, causes a significant amount of illness and is the leading cause of death due to cancer amongst South African women. Read More

Incontinence - A Hidden Disease

7 September 2005

CONSUMER AWARENESS CAMPAIGN In conjunction with DIS-CHEM PHARMACIES 12 - 17 September 2005 Incontinence - A Hidden Disease Read More

World Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Day - 9 September 2005

6 September 2005

The Metro District Health Services of the Western Cape Department of Health is raising awareness of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome on World FAS Day on Friday 9 September 2005. Read More

Minister Uys Visits Groote Schuur Hospital's Renal Dialysis Unit in Support of Kidney Awareness Week

22 August 2005

South Africa's kidney transplant programme is amongst the best in the world with a success rate equal to all leading organ transplanting countries, says Western Cape Provincial Health Minister, Pierre Uys. Read More

Statement on Breastfeeding Week (1 - 7 August 2005)

3 August 2005

Western Cape mothers are increasingly becoming aware of the importance of disease prevention through healthy child feeding habits of which breastfeeding is an important component says Health minister Pierre Uys. Read More

Breast Fest: 4 August 2005

31 July 2005

There will be a Festival of Breastfeeding on Thursday, 4 August 2005 from 10:00 to 13:00 at the Promenade Centre in Mitchells Plain. During the programme, scores of mothers will be invited to breastfeed their babies at exactly 12 noon to celebrate... Read More