News and Speeches for Department of Health (National) | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Health (National)

First Round of Human Papilomavirus (HPV) Vaccinations for Girls a Great Success

3 April 2014

Vaccination against Human Papilomavirus (HPV), reaches 56% of Grade 4 girl learners in the Western Cape. Read More

GPs Meet to Discuss HIV Management

30 May 2013

General Practitioners (GPs) in the private sector are in the spotlight as Metropolitan Health Risk Management teams up with the Western Cape Government Health and the Southern African HIV Clinicians' Society to ensure that HIV positive patients... Read More

Media Alert: Cancer Treatment at Tygerberg Hospital Get a Double Boost

24 May 2013

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, will open the Big Bore CT Scanner and the Cancer Research and Training Centre at Tygerberg Hospital (TBH) today. Read More

Measles in South Africa

31 August 2009

The health department has urged the public and medical practitioners to be aware of measles symptoms and for parents to get their children vaccinated after a reported outbreak in Gauteng. Fidel Hadebe, spokesperson for the health department,... Read More

Results of Reported Second H1N1 Case not Conclusive

5 August 2009

Based on the report from the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) the recent death of a 44 year-old deceased from KwaZulu-Natal cannot be conclusively attributed to the H1N1 Influenza. Read More

Statement: Launch of the draft Framework for the Human Resources for Health Plan

3 August 2005

It is a great pleasure for me to present the draft Framework for the Human Resources for Health Plan to the health stakeholders and members of the media gathered here today. Read More

Sudan Red Contamination List

4 April 2005

The Department of Health Chemical Laboratory in Cape Town have confirmed that four additional food products have tested positive for containing Sudan Red dye following weeks of intensive sampling and testing of foodstuffs across the country. Read More

Our Women and Children - the Key Focus for World AIDS Day

30 November 2004

This year, South Africans will unite under the national theme, 'Khomanani - South Africans Caring Together for Women and Children'. Read More

Successful World No Tobacco Day: Stop & Win Victory for a Student

30 May 2004

While South Africa celebrates a happy World No Tobacco Day with the theme of protecting the poor from the relentless marketing onslaught of the tobacco industry, the student winner of the "Stop and Win" competition was ecstatic.  Read More

Effects of Smoking

27 May 2004

The Department of Health knows that tobacco smoke is a significant public health risk to young children and the feeling is that parents need to be aware of the risks of smoking in the home around their young children. People must reduce the children... Read More

World "NO" Tobacco Day 2004 - Theme: "Tobacco and poverty - a vicious circle"

19 May 2004

The Tobacco Free-initiative proposes that World "No" Tobacco Day 2004 focus on tobacco control and poverty. World "No" Tobacco Day is celebrated around the world on 31 May each year. Read More