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News and Speeches for Department of Health

Awareness Campaign on the Usage of Female Condoms

8 August 2006

"Your sexual health are now in your own hands," Minister Uys said today at the launch of a awareness campaign on the usage of female condoms. The event coincide with National Womens Day. Minister Uys said through this initiative the Department of... Read More

Immunisation Awareness Week: 6-12 August 2006

3 August 2006

Introduction Every year, a week is allocated on the health promotion calendar to raise awareness around immunization. Read More

Breastfeeding Awareness Week: 2006

2 August 2006

Press release by Minister Pierre Uys, Minister of Health in the Western Cape on Breastfeeding Awareness Week : 1-7 August 2006 The theme for World Breastfeeding Week is: Code Watch 25 Years of protecting Breastfeeding Read More

Breastfeeding Awareness Week: 2006

2 August 2006

Press release by Minister Pierre Uys, Minister of Health in the Western Cape on Breastfeeding Awareness Week : 1-7 August 2006 The theme for World Breastfeeding Week is: Code Watch 25 Years of protecting Breastfeeding Read More

Joint press Release (Premier and Health Ministry) on Reaching Target for Cervical Cancer Screening

31 July 2006

Cervical cancer is a disease which is preventable and curable if discovered in time through a pap smear, Premier Rasool said at the start of National Womens month. Read More

Cervical Cancer Awareness

31 July 2006

"Cervical cancer is a disease which is preventable and curable if discovered in time through a pap smear, " Premier Rasool said at the start of National Womens month today. Read More

New Cardiac Catherisation Laboratory for Groote Schuur Hospital

26 July 2006

Minister Uys opened a new R12 million Cardiac Catheterisation "Cath" Laboratory at Groote Schuur Hospital today. The DG Murray Trust has generously funded the purchase of the new lab, which will make a huge difference to the clinical services at the... Read More

Opening of the Revitalised George Regional Hospital: 30 June 2006

29 June 2006

For the past few years, the George Regional Hospital has been a buzzing hive of building activity. Read More

Opening of Carnation Ward at Lentegeur Hospital

26 June 2006

"The admission of children to a ward of the GF Jooste hospital for the first time is a historic occasion", min. Uys said today. The Carnation ward is on the premises of the Lentegeur Hospital, and can take 70 patients, of which 11 are children. Read More

Opening of Children's Beds at the Carnation Ward on the Premises of

26 June 2006

"The admission of children to a ward of the GF Jooste hospital for the first time is a historic occasion", min. Uys said today. The Carnation ward is on the premises of the Lentegeur Hospital, and can take 70 patients , of which 11 are children. Read More

Historic Framework Agreement Between Western Cape Department of Health and SALGA

20 June 2006

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Pierre Uys, and the Chairperson of the South African Local Government Association Western Cape (SALGA WC), Councillor William Mxolose, signed an historic framework agreement in Cape Town governing the transfer of... Read More

Fighting Diarrhoea

6 June 2006

Every year during the summer months there is a sharp increase in the number of babies and small children under 2 years who become very ill with diarrhoea and vomiting. Read More

Combatting Flu This Winter

5 June 2006

The Western Cape Department of Health is out to combat flu this winter. Read More

International Nurses' Day

11 May 2006

"The wellbeing of our patients in our facilities receive the highest priority and the treatment they receive must be compared with the best in the world. Read More

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

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