News and Speeches for Ministry of Health & Wellness | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Ministry of Health & Wellness

National Epilepsy Day: 21 June 2007

19 June 2007

Media Statement by Minister Pierre Uys Read More

Prevention of Diarrohea Amongst Toddlers

28 February 2007

'The secret weapon against diarrhea is plenty of water', said Minister Uys during a visit to the Delft Community Health Center. Read More

Condom / Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Awareness Week: 11 - 17 February 2007

13 February 2007


International Cancer Day: 4 February 2006

3 February 2007

"No tan is a safe tan - it is a sign of skin damage. Teach your kids to be "sun smart" as part of their lifestyle in order to drastically minimise their risk of skin cancer at an older age," Uys said today after a visit to the Read More

Launch of New Provincial HIV Prevention Strategy

29 December 2006

"Teenagers should wait until they are older before they become sexually active," Minister Uys said at the launch of a new Provincial HIV Prevention Strategy. Read More

2006 Year End Message from Western Cape Minister Of Health, Minister Pierre Uys

15 December 2006

I would like to extend hearty best wishes to all the people of the Western Cape and wish them well over the festive season and into the New Year. Read More

Minister Pierre Uys Praises Volunteers for their Efforts on International Volunteers Day

5 December 2006

"Volunteers play a major supportive role in the health services we render, and their role will become even more important as the burden on our services increases," Minister Pierre Uys said at a Volunteers Awards Ceremony at the Red Cross Children's... Read More

Theta Accreditation for Brewelskloof Hospital

9 November 2006

Our Food Service Unit consists of 13 staff members who prepare 3 meals a day for approximately 220 patients, as well as preparing baby feeds, supplementation drinks and tube feeds. We use the plating system to serve our patients, it measures up... Read More

Spring Fashion Show at Brewelskloof Hospital

9 November 2006

After a successful fund raising concert, with the children of Brewelskloof Hospital in May this year and realising how much the children enjoyed activities outside their normal hospital routine, we decided to have a Spring Fashion Show, in order to... Read More

Royal Visit to Red Cross Children's Hospital

17 October 2006

Prince Edward Count of Wessex and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, visited the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital on Mo Read More

Nutrition Week: 9 - 16 October

8 October 2006

Nutrition week is celebrated from the 9-16 October annually. The Western Cape Provincial Department of Health will be launching the Food Based Dietary Guidelines (FBDG) during nutrition week. Read More

National Polio Immunisation Campaign: 8 to 14 October 2006

5 October 2006

A free polio immunization campaign will sweep across the province from the 8th to 14th October 2006, when all children under five years of age will be immunized. Read More

Key Strategic Post Filled - Deputy Director General

4 October 2006

Dr Joey Cupido has been appointed as Deputy Director-General (DDG) of District Health Services and Health Programmes from 1 November 2006. He has acted in this position since 13 January 2006. Read More

GF Jooste Celebrates 30 Years of Service to Communities and New CT Scanner

25 September 2006

GF Jooste Hospital is having a double celebration today - the acquisition of a new R4 million CT Scanner and the hospital's 30th birthday. A combined effort by the Western Cape Provincial Department of Health and the Pinelands Rotary Club has... Read More

New Community Health Centre

20 September 2006

For the past 12 years health services for the residents of Brown's Farm, Philippi, have been rendered under difficult circumstances from 12 shipping containers. Read More

World Alzheimer's Day: 21 September 2006

20 September 2006

Alzheimers disease is the most commonly form of Dementia in the elderly. Dementia is a progressive, degenerative brain syndrome that effects memory, thinking behaviour and emotion. It knows no social, economic, ethnic or geographical boundaries. Read More

International Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) Day

8 September 2006

Each year at nine minutes past nine on the ninth day of the ninth month, International Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) Day is celebrated and attention is drawn to the dangers of alcohol consumption during pregnancy. Read More

Eerste River Hospital Receives Medical Equipment Donation

6 September 2006

In an attempt to address the enormous demand for cataract operations at Eerste River Hospital, the South African and the USA Rotary Clubs will donate medical equipment for the Eye Clinic at the hospital to the value of R500 000. Read More

Breastfeeding Awareness Week

16 August 2006

The theme for World Breastfeeding Week is: Code Watch 25 Years of protecting Breastfeeding. Read More

Awareness Campaign on the Usage of Female Condoms

8 August 2006

"Your sexual health are now in your own hands," Minister Uys said today at the launch of a awareness campaign on the usage of female condoms. The event coincide with National Womens Day. Minister Uys said through this initiative the Department of... Read More