Child Health | Western Cape Government

Child Health


The Department of Health delivers a Comprehensive package of services to people in the Province. Child Health care services integrated into services provided at all the levels of care include:Raod to health

Prevention, promotion, management of childhood illnesses and rehabilitative services


Including Maternal Health, Nutrition, HIV/AIDS and Mental Health with a focus on the 1st 1000 days of life

Intersectoral collaboration to improve service delivery and achievement of strategic goals

The Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (lMCl) guideline offer simple, effective methods to manage the leading causes of serious illness and mortality in children (birth up to under 5 years). IMCI forms the platform in Primary Health Care & hospital out-patients to assess all aspects of the child’s health. The most common health problems in children are addressed with special focus on respiratory infections, diarrhoea, measles, malnutrition & HIV.

Services provided:​

  • Assessment of immunisation, nutrition & feeding
  • All children must be screened for HIV, TB & Development 
  • Growth monitoring & promotion (RTHB) 
  • Each condition is assessed, classified & treatment identified
  • Caretakers are taught to care for the child at home
  • Infant & young child feeding support & when to return to the health facility
  • Follow-up care is provided
The content on this page was last updated on 25 May 2017