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Ensure your children are vaccinated against measles

23 February 2023

As the number of laboratory-confirmed measles cases continues to increase in the country, the Western Cape Department of Health urges parents and caregivers to vaccinate their children against measles. It is a preventable disease. Read More

NICD declares a measles outbreak in Western Cape following spike in cases

21 February 2023

The Western Cape Department of Health notes today’s alert by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) to declare a measles outbreak in the Cape Metro district. Read More

Support the Western Cape school-based vaccination programme

19 February 2023

From 20 February until 31 March 2023, the Western Cape Department of Health’s School-based vaccination programme will once again visit schools to provide integrated immunisation aimed at reducing vaccine preventable diseases. Read More

Minister Mbombo encourages parents to vaccinate their children against measles

17 February 2023

“Your child’s health is in your hands. Vaccinate against measles.” This was the message from the Western Cape Minister of Health Dr Nomafrench Mbombo at the launch of the province’s measles vaccination campaign in Kleinvlei on 15 February 2023. Read More

Dr Laurencia Fillis rolls up her sleeves to serve the Atlantis community

16 February 2023

Wesfleur Hospital’s new acting Head  is excited about the opportunity to serve the Atlantis community, which is very close to her heart. “I’m determined to deliver a good service to the Atlantis community. Read More

Antenatal care essential for protecting health of women and their unborn child

13 February 2023

Antenatal care is essential for protecting the health of women and their unborn children If you’re pregnant, or suspect you’re pregnant, the Western Cape Department of Health is here to support you every step of the way. Read More

Pregnancy Awareness Week

7 February 2023

Pregnancy is different and not all women experience the same symptoms. Read More

Ensure your COVID vaccinations are up-to-date

7 February 2023

Community outreaches, where COVID-19 vaccines are integrated with comprehensive health services, have proved to be an effective way to provide people with access to healthcare that protects them and keep them out of hospital. Read More

Providing ongoing effective emergency care to treat conditions

6 February 2023

Over a weekend period where they responded to 5 968 incidents, the Western Cape Department of Health’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) worked around the clock to ensure rapid assessment, timely provision of appropriate interventions, and prompt... Read More

Safe and effective measles vaccine for children under 15 years

3 February 2023

As part of nationwide efforts to contain outbreaks of measles, as experienced in several other provinces, the Western Cape Department of Health will be making additional booster doses available for every child under the age of 15 from 6 February... Read More