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Opinion Piece – By Head of Health, Dr Beth Engelbrecht

13 September 2017

Keep criminal hands off our emergency medical staff Read More

Medication Collection Points – the next step in improving patient-centred health

13 September 2017

Community based chronic medication collection points – the next step in improving patient-centred healthcare Read More

Round 2 of HPV Vaccination

13 September 2017

Western Cape Government Health teams will as from 22 August 2017 start visiting all Grade 4 girls who are nine years old and attending public schools to administer the second dose of the vaccine that prevents Human Papilloma-virus (HPV) related... Read More

Women urged to prioritise their health: Mbombo

13 September 2017

  WOMEN URGED TO PRIORITISE THEIR HEALTH: MBOMBO Non communicable Diseases contributed 68% of deaths in women in the Western Cape   Read More

Tygerberg Hospital Breast Cancer Unit peer supporters receive top award

13 September 2017

Five phenomenal ladies at Tygerberg Hospital’s peer support programme have been a rock to hundreds of breast cancer patients through visiting them in the wards on a daily basis to share valuable information on self-healthcare after their operation. Read More

Breastfeeding: optimal feeding choice for infants.

13 September 2017

Breastfeeding is recognised worldwide as the optimal infant feeding choice.  The promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding is described by the World Health Organisation as one of the top child survival strategies with the ability to... Read More

Media Release: FASD Awareness with High school learners of Bloekombos

11 September 2017

11 September 2017 Media Release: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) Awareness with High school learners of Bloekombos Read More

Adolescent suicide can be prevented with early detection – Minister Mbombo

11 September 2017

In the wake of World Suicide Prevention Day, observed annually on the 10th of September, Western Cape Minister of Health, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo cautions communities to be more attuned and sensitive to the mental wellbeing of young people due to the... Read More

Media Release: Minister creates awareness of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder

4 September 2017

Minister Mbombo creates awareness of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) On Monday, 4 September, Western Cape Health Minister, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo together with our NPO partner, Early Years Services, Read More

Debate: Sexual violence and its impact on the World of Work

24 August 2017

Debate: Sexual violence and its impact on the world of work   The economic impact of violence against women. Premier Helen Zille Deputy Speaker Members Members of the media Our visitors in the gallery   Read More

We Need to Talk About the Pattern in Child Murders

4 August 2017

“We need to talk about the pattern in child murders” - Western Cape Health Minister launches Women’s Month Read More


1 August 2017


Music Therapy aiding Mental Health recovery In Children and Adolescents

26 July 2017

The Western Cape Government Health continues to see a noticeable increase in children and adolescents accessing mental health services in the province. Read More

Mental Health in Eden

25 July 2017

Juanita Nel suffered with the ‘blues’ during her years at college. She started hearing voices after the birth of her first baby, and it was dismissed as postnatal stress.  She became delusional after her second child and only then received the help... Read More

Media Release: Western Cape Health performs 67 additional surgeries for Mandela

18 July 2017

In keeping with Madiba’s legacy, the Western Cape Government Health has rallied enough support from our partners in society to perform life-changing operations for 67 patients over and above what would have been possible. Read More

World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress visits the WCRC

18 July 2017

The World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) Congress recently took place in Cape Town from the 2nd - 4th July 2017. Members from the physiotherapy division at the Western Cape Rehabilitation (WCRC), based in Mitchells Plain, had the... Read More

Health team go back to Avian Park

7 July 2017

A few weeks ago one of our health teams who were vaccinating kids in Avian Park were forced to leave the area in a hurry due to gang violence.  Read More

What you need to know about Swine Flu and Adenovirus

28 June 2017

The H1N1 virus and Adenoviruses are common viruses, and are also in circulation in South Africa. These are not notifiable diseases therefor we cannot confirm how many cases there are. Read More

The Role of Forensic Officers in performing Autopsies

28 June 2017

Setting the record straight – The role of Forensic Officers in performing autopsies Read More

Western Cape Government Health launch Youth Friendly Services

23 June 2017

Eight Western Cape Government Healthcare facilities in the Klipfontein and Mitchells Plain area will officially launch Adolescent Youth Friendly Services (AYFS) in the next three months. This service forms part of the 81 million rand Global Fund... Read More