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Keeping South African Kids Safe from Injury

15 May 2014

Approximately 80% of injuries to children occur in or around the home. The Woolworths Childsafe Research and Educational Centre, which officially opens its doors on Thursday, 15 May 2014, will address this devastating statistic. Read More

Mfuleni to Get a Temporary Health Facility

12 May 2014

Following major space constraints at the Mfuleni Community Health Centre, a decision has been taken to erect an interim facility, similar to the temporary Du Noon health facility, which can be used as a community hall by the community once the new... Read More

International Nurses Day 2014

9 May 2014

Celebrate nurses for their continued dedication and efforts to make a difference in the lives of Western Cape citizens. Read More

National Burns Awareness Week: How to Prevent Burn Injuries

6 May 2014

A burn is one of the most devastating injuries. It leaves in its wake both physical and mental anguish on a child.Many burn injuries are accidental and are a common cause of unintentional injury – preventative care can reduce the likelihood of an... Read More

Trendy Du Noon Community Health Centre Set to Open for Patients in August

24 April 2014

Nominated as a World Capital Design 2014 ProjectThe R83 million-Du Noon Community Health Centre is at present under construction and completion is expected at the end of May 2014. The facility will be opened to patients by August this year. Read More

Bold New Step in the HIV Challenge

23 April 2014

Western Cape’s Early ARV Treatment and Intensified Prevention for Neonates will Reduce Mother-to-child Transmission to Virtually Zero Read More

Easter Bunny Spreads Smiles with Visit to Red Cross Children’s Hospital

17 April 2014

The Easter Bunny made its annual visit to Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital on 17 April 2014 during the hospital’s annual Easter parade. Read More

Little Miracles at Prince Albert Hospital

15 April 2014

Little miracles are often born at Prince Albert Hospital. One of these miracles is Divurden Marthinus born on 27 January 2014 at only 25 weeks gestation. Divurden was too small at birth for admission to a neonatal unit at a secondary hospital. Read More

Western Cape Government Health Embarks On Organisational Change

10 April 2014

 In order to empower staff and change the organizational culture of the Western Cape Government Health, the Department appointed Ernst and Young as consultants to facilitate change in an innovative way. Read More

Treatment Action Campaign Ignored Invitation to a Discussion

10 April 2014

Following the receipt of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) memorandum on 27 March 2014, the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, invited the provincial coordinator, Mr Mandla Majola to meet with him on the issues raised in the memorandum. Read More

Measles and Polio Vaccines In Short Supply at Present

10 April 2014

Patients should be aware there is again a shortfall in the supply of polio and measles vaccine which has its origin in the supply available from the national supplier, Biovac Institute. Read More

Abafundi Abenza Ugrade 4 Abakwiipesenti Ezingama-56% Bagonyelwe iHPV

3 April 2014

URhulumente wezeMpilo weNtshona Koloni ubamba ngazibini kwabo bazali abakhethe ukuba iintombi zabo zigonyelwe iHPV enxulumene nesifo soMhlaza weSibeleko, ngokuthi basayine ifom enika imvume yoko bayibuyise. Read More

56% van Graad Vier Dogters Beskerm Teen MPV

3 April 2014

Die Wes-Kaapse Regering Gesondheid neem kennis van die ouers wat die keuse gemaak het om hul dogters te laat immuniseer teen MPV-verwante servikskanker. Read More

World Health Day 2014 to Focus on Vector-Borne Diseases

3 April 2014

Make sure you receive the necessary treatment before visiting Malaria risk areas. Read More

Knysna Hospital Boasts New Emergency Centre

28 March 2014

The new Knysna Hospital Emergency Centre (EC) was officially opened, to the delight of the Knysna community, on Friday 28 March 2014 by the Western Cape Health Minister, Mr Theuns Botha. Read More

A TB Test, Treatment and Cure for All

24 March 2014

Avoid the spread of TB and get tested at your local clinic today. Read More

Western Cape Health Minister Launches Wellness Centres

11 March 2014

The Western Cape Department of Health partners with pharmacy groups to bring the HIV screening service to clinics as a promotion of wellness to patients in the Western Cape. Read More

Department of Health Kicks off Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Drive

10 March 2014

The Western Cape Government Health encourages parents and guardians of Grade four female learners to get vaccinated against Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Read More

Western Cape Health Facilities Geared for Eskom's Load Shedding

10 March 2014

Western Cape Health department has secured a standard contingency plan in preparation for any electricity emergency that may affect hospitals across the province. Read More

Western Cape Government Health's Position on Training of Doctors in Cuba

10 March 2014

Western Cape Minister of Health says he stands by the decision to not send students to Cuba for medical training. Read More