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News and Speeches for Department of Health and Wellness

Global Fund gives US$ 15.5m to Fight Aids

30 November 2004

The Western Cape Provincial Department of Health has just received the biggest grant ever given to a provincial department. Read More

MEC Visits Red Cross Children for Eye Care Awareness Week

30 November 2004

The Western Cape MEC for Health, Minister Pierre Uys visited the Red Cross Children's Hospital on World Sight Day, Thursday 14 October. Read More

Emergency Services in Western Cape get Major Boost

30 November 2004

Some 30% of entire ambulance fleet to be replaced by 68 new ambulances as part of a R52 million replacement prorgamme. To be announced on Monday 29 November at 11am at Baron's, N1 City, Goodwood at 11am. Read More

Fundraising Campaign for Woodside Special Care Centre

9 November 2004

Make a donation today to the Woodside Special Care Centre for people with serious disabilities Read More

Mental Health Awareness Month - October 2004

30 September 2004


World Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Day

7 September 2004

The Metro District Health Services of the Western Cape Department of Health is raising awareness of Foetal Alcohol Syndrome on World FAS Day on Thursday 9 September 2004. Read More

Healthy Baby Competition

25 August 2004

The Western Cape Department of Health and Johnson & Johnson challenge mothers to take responsibility for their children's health. Read More

BMW Bellville donates R15 000 for wheelchairs to new Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre

25 August 2004

On Friday, 27August 2004, BMW Bellville will make its own contribution to the success of the new Western Cape Rehabilitation Center by giving a donation of R15000. Read More

Massive Measles and Polio Immunisation Campaign 2004

25 July 2004

The Department of Health would like to urge parents, guardians, caregivers and the general public to bring their children who are under five years of age for immunisation at their near Read More

Dealing with staff shortages in our provincial hospitals

12 July 2004

Statement by Professor Craig Househam Head of the Western Cape Department of Health Read More

Problems at Red Cross, Tygerberg and other Western Cape Hospitals Being Addressed

1 July 2004

Issued by: Minister of Health, Mr Pierre Uys Date: 10 June 2004 For release: Immediate Read More

National Epilepsy Week (16 - 21 June 2004)

10 June 2004

"Theme: Into The Light" 'Light a candle for epilepsy'! On 21 June 2004 Epilepsy South Africa will celebrate their second National Epilepsy Day. Read More

Quit Smoking Today!!

30 May 2004

Quit Today, World No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2004 Read More

Tobacco Industry Hurts mainly the Poor: WHO

30 May 2004

Economic benefits of tobacco are a myth. Much room for tobacco tax increases. The poor are the biggest victims of the tobacco industry, with money desperately needed for essentials like food being wasted on a product that harms their health, the... Read More

World No Tobacco Day Programme - 2004

27 May 2004

Date: 31 May 2004 Venue: Blackpool Hall, Shelley Street, Salt River Programme Director: Zaid Omar: eTV (The Drum Cafe will provide an interactive drumming session as guests arrive) Read More

Statement by Western Cape Health Minister Pierre Uys Commemorating Child Protection Week, 24 - 30 May 2004

23 May 2004

Children are something very special to us as parents and it is therefore a commitment of the Western Cape Health Services to provide the best possible protection and care services to our youngsters says Provincial Health Minister, Pierre Uys, in a... Read More

Statement by Department of Health, Western Cape, following newspaper reports on Conditions in Ward 20 (Maximum-Security Ward) of Valkenberg Hospital

12 May 2004

Following reports in The Cape Times of 10 May 2004 and Die Burger of 12 May 2004, I wish to clarify the situation regarding conditions in Ward 20, the Maximum Security Ward of Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital. Read More

Nurses Day, 12 May 2004

11 May 2004

Statement by the Western Cape Health Minister, Pierre Uys on Nurses Day, 12 May 2004. Read More

Statement by Provincial Health Minister, Pierre Uys, highlighting Occupational Therapy Week (10 to 14 May).

9 May 2004

The work done by the Western Cape's thousands of health workers does not always get the recognition it deserves largely due to the fact that most of the work is done behind the scenes and is rarely highlighted. Read More

4 May 2004 is World Asthma Day

3 May 2004

Today, Tuesday May 4th 2004, is the 7th World Asthma Day. Asthma is a common illness in South Africa and effective therapy is freely available. Read More