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News and Speeches for Department of Health

Public Notice: Travel & Events with regards to COVID-19

14 March 2020

Will events be cancelled in the Western Cape?   There has been no official notice of any travel restrictions and no notice to curtail mass gatherings or sporting events by National Government.   Read More

Two more case of COVID-19 confirmed in the Western Cape – Total Now Three

13 March 2020

As per protocol, the National Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize, announced two more laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19, commonly referred to as the Coronavirus, in the Western Cape - bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the province to... Read More

Media Release: EMS responds to 103 incidents in red zone areas

13 March 2020

13 – 15 March 2020 The Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a total of 5 265 incidents including 103 incidents in red zone areas and 226 transport-related incidents, across the Western Cape this weekend.   Read More

First case of COVID-19 confirmed in the Western Cape

11 March 2020

As per protocol, this morning, the National Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize, announced that   there has been the first laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19, commonly referred to as the Coronavirus, in the Western Cape.    Read More

Seven confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Africa

9 March 2020

The Minister of Health Dr ZweliMkhize, on 9 March 2020 announced that more people have tested positive for COVID-19. This now brings the total of confirmed cases to seven in South Africa – six in KwaZulu Natal and one in Gauteng. All were part of... Read More

NO confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Western Cape

7 March 2020

The reported "suspected case" detected in Parow yesterday initially matched the case definition based on information provided by the person. As per our response protocol, our health response team immediately came into effect. Read More

First case of COVID-19 in RSA confirmed in KZN – Western Cape ready for COVID-19

6 March 2020

The Western Cape Government has been informed by the National Institute of Communicable Disease (NICD) and National Department of Health, that there has been a laboratory confirmed case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in KwaZulu-Natal; South Africa. Read More

Media Release: EMS responds to 6 326 incidents

6 March 2020

The Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a total of 6 326 incidents in the Western Cape this weekend, including 101 incidents in red zone areas. Read More

WC readiness for COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS): What the public should know

3 March 2020

Following the Presidential announcement to repatriate South African citizens from Wuhan, the Western Cape Government Health held a media briefing on Monday, 2 March, to detail provincial readiness and the measures put into place to address COVID-19... Read More

Update :65 Babies born on Leap Day in public health facilities

29 February 2020

Saturday, 29th February 2020, proved to be a bustle of activity for both staff and parents at public health care facilities throughout the Western Cape as 65 babies were born by 15:00 on Leap Day, comprising of 24 boys and 41 girls. Read More

Media Briefing On Western Cape Readiness for COVID-19

28 February 2020

Following the diagnosis of a patient with COVID-19 in Nigeria, the first patient in Sub-Saharan Africa, Western Cape Government Health is hosting a media briefing on Monday, 2 March, to detail provincial readiness and the measures put into place to... Read More

Media Briefing On Western Cape Readiness for COVID-19

28 February 2020

Following the diagnosis of a patient with COVID-19 in Nigeria, the first patient in Sub-Saharan Africa, Western Cape Government Health is hosting a media briefing on Monday, 2 March, to detail provincial readiness and the measures put into place to... Read More

Understanding Encephalitis in Children During World Encephalitis Day

21 February 2020

World Encephalitis Day is commemorated on 22 February 2020.  Dr Alvin Ndondo, paediatric neurologist at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, shared the following information regarding Encephalitis: Read More

Minister Mbombo to introduce updated 2019 Rapid Review Burden of Disease Report

17 February 2020

On Tuesday, 18 February 2020, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, Western Cape Minister of Health, will introduce the Western Cape 2019 Rapid Review Burden of Disease Report. Read More

Minister Mbombo welcomes 2020 medical interns intake at Tygerberg Hospital

15 February 2020

Monday, 17 February 2020, Western Cape Minister of Health, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, will welcome the new intake of medical interns at Tygerberg Hospital along with the Head of Health, Dr Beth Engelbrecht. Read More

Support school-based vaccination programme in the Western Cape

7 February 2020

The Western Cape Government Health (WCGH) is encouraging parents and caregivers to support its school-based vaccination programme. Read More

The Importance of Reading in Child Development

5 February 2020

Today is World Read Aloud Day. Already in its 11th year of celebration in over 173 countries, it calls attention to reading aloud and sharing stories as a cornerstone for child development, as well as an opportunity to teach children the joy of... Read More

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