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News and Speeches for Department of Health and Wellness

World Diabetes Day

13 November 2005

Minister Pierre Uys said many complications of diabetes can be prevented or delayed through lifestyle measures such as a healthy diet, physical activity , the avoidance of overweight , not smoking and limiting your alcohol intake. Monday 14 November... Read More

Statement by Provincial Health Minister Pierre Uys on Combating Diarrhoeal Disease in the Western Cape

13 November 2005

The summer is upon us and with the heat comes Diarrhoeal Disease, said Minister Uys today during a visit to Mitchell's Plain Community Health Centre. Minister Uys said the Western Cape Department of Health will combat diarrhoeal disease and increase... Read More

Provincial Minister of Health, Pierre Uys, Opens Revamped Trauma Unit at Elsies River

2 November 2005

A revamped trauma unit which practically doubles the capacity of the old unit, was opened by the Western Cape Provincial Health Minister, Pierre Uys, at the Elsiesriver Community Health Centre this week. Read More

Improved ENT Services at Provincial Hospitals

31 October 2005

Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) services are one of the most needed health services catered for in the Western Cape. Therefore the Western Cape Department of Health, as part of its Christmas Deliverables, is set to improve access to and delivery of ENT... Read More

Minister Commends Free Cataract Surgery Drive

25 October 2005

A special cataract surgery project is being undertaken at Kuilsriver Netcare Hospital as part of Eye Awareness Week, which is traditionally held during the month of October. Ten state patients with cataracts were operated free of charge. Read More

Provincial Cecilia Makiwane Award Ceremony

24 October 2005

Winners: Magdalena Southon, Read More

Extract From Speech at the Cecilia Makiwane Award Ceremony

23 October 2005

At the Cecilia Makiwane award ceremony Minister Pierre Uys gave Read More

Statement: Inaugural Meeting of the Western Cape Provincial Health Council

23 October 2005

Speaking at the inaugural meeting of the Western Cape Provincial Health Council in Cape Town on Friday, provincial Health Minister, Pierre Uys, said that community participation and partnerships are critical success factors in meeting the challenges... Read More

Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) TB Cases, at Crystal High School in Hanover Park

23 October 2005

Following the media release on the 12th October 2005, about the suspected MDR TB outbreak at Crystal High School in Hanover Park, the following has since transpired. Read More

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