News and Speeches for Ministry of Health | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Ministry of Health

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

Improvements in paediatric TB treatment at Tygerberg Hospital

4 February 2020

The Western Cape Government Health (WCGH) is appreciative of the new tuberculosis (TB) equipment which was donated to the Tygerberg Hospital by the Rotary Club of Blouberg recently. Read More

Groote Schuur Hospital celebrates World Cancer Day

4 February 2020

The Western Cape Government (WCGH) is committed to saving lives of preventable deaths by raising awareness and education about the global impact of cancer. Read More

Red Cross Children’s Hospital celebrates World Cancer Day

4 February 2020

The Western Cape Government (WCGH) is committed to decreasing preventable deaths by raising awareness and education about the global impact of cancer. Read More

Update: Coronavirus Outbreak

30 January 2020

Media Alert : No cases of Coronavirus in South Africa​ Read More

Western Cape Government Health monitoring developments of Coronavirus outbreak

24 January 2020

Western Cape Government Health is closely monitoring the developments of the novel coronavirus outbreak in China. The World Health Organisation (WHO) regularly issues updates on the situation. No cases of the Coronavirus have been reported in South... Read More

Pledge to protect EMS staff

24 January 2020

The Western Cape Government Health (WCGH) is encouraging members of the public to pledge to stand by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) staff who risk their lives every day to save lives. Read More

Support school-based vaccination programme in the Western Cape

20 January 2020

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

Give your child the best opportunity to learn and be healthy this year.

17 January 2020

Good nutrition must be supported by good health support. Read More

Beat the heat

17 January 2020

Take extra precaution to stay hydrated during the exceptionally hot conditions across the Western Cape. Severe heat and not drinking enough fluids can lead to dehydration and heatstroke. This could be fatal! Read More

Lunch boxes: 198 opportunities for a healthy child

14 January 2020

Did you know that a healthy snack at school plays a major role in your child’s ability to concentrate and participate at school? This year you have about 198 opportunities to pack a healthy lunch box for your child. Read More

22 babies born on New Year’s Day in public health facilities

1 January 2020

On 1 January 2019 (New Year’s Day), the births of 22 babies* have been reported by public health facilities throughout the Western Cape, comprising 10 boys and 12 girls. Read More

New Year's Day Babies 2020 (as of 14:00)

1 January 2020

58 babies born on New Year’s Day in public health facilities (as of 14:00) On 1 January 2019 (New Year’s Day), the births of 58 babies* have been reported by public health facilities throughout the Western Cape, comprising 32 boys and 26 girls. Read More

42 babies born on Christmas Day in public health facilities

25 December 2019

On 25 December 2019 (Christmas Day), the births of 42 babies* have been reported by public health facilities throughout the Western Cape, comprising of 23 boys and 19 girls. Read More

Christmas babies 2019 (as of 14:00)

25 December 2019

91 babies born on Christmas Day in public health facilities (as of 14:00) On 25 December 2019 (Christmas Day), the births of 91 babies* have been reported by public health facilities throughout the Western Cape, comprising of 66 boys and 25 girls. Read More

Whole of society approach to EMS emergencies

11 December 2019

Today (11 December 2019), Western Cape Minister of Health Dr Nomafrench Mbombo acknowledged a number of Emergency First Aid Responders (EFAR) volunteers in the Cape Metropole for their contributions to Emergency Medical Services (EMS) service... Read More

The season to be alert for childhood diarrhea

10 December 2019

During the 2018/2019 paediatric surge season, which is the period from November to May every year, the Western Cape Government Health reported that 1.3% of children under the age of five years old were treated at Primary Health Care facilities (PHC... Read More

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