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:
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.
Link to First 1000 Days – www.westerncape.gov.za/first-1000-days
Link to Road to Health chart: https://www.westerncape.gov.za/general-publication/road-health-card
Link to Immunisation Schedule: https://www.westerncape.gov.za/service/immunisation