Department of Health


Ambulance Services

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) are first responders to a healthcare emergency.

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that causes extreme mood swings that include emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression).

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is a natural and the safest way of nourishing an infant. The benefits of breastfeeding are plenty for both mother and baby.

Cancer

Cancer is the uncontrolled growth and spread of cells. It can affect almost any part of the body. The growths often invade surrounding tissue and can metastasize to distant sites.

Cardiovascular Diseases

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are disorders of the heart and blood vessels and include coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, rheumatic heart disease and other conditions.

Childhood Growth and Development

Normal growth and development of the child are dependent on four cornerstones: nutrition, protection from environment, essential health care and love.

Cholera

Clinical Forensic Medical Services (CFMS)

CFMS is the provision of healthcare to patients of sexual assault, domestic violence and other violent acts.

Dangers of Smoking

Cigarettes contain more than 4,000 chemicals, many of which cause cancer and heart disease.

Dementia

The first sign of dimentia is usually the gradual loss of mental abilities such as thinking, remembering, reasoning or planning.

Depression

Depression is a common mental disorder, characterised by persistent sadness and a loss of interest in activities that you normally enjoy, accompanied by an inability to carry out daily activities.

Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces.

Eating Healthy

Eating healthy can significantly reduce a number of diseases for e.g. the risk of heart disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, etc.

Enroll for Antenatal and Postnatal Care Program

Antenatal and Postnatal care consist of prenatal (before birth) and postnatal (after birth) healthcare for expectant mothers. It involves treatment and training to ensure a healthy pregnancy, labour and delivery for mom and baby.

Eye Care Services

Eye care is the prevention or treatment of eye diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma and others. By protecting your eyes you will reduce the chances of blindness and vision loss.

HCW Covid-19 Screening

Testing & Medical Surveillance

Health Benefits of Exercising

Walking, jogging, cycling and swimming amongst other forms of exercise is the natural way to curb health risks.

Health benefits of monitoring your weight

Being overweight increases health risks.

Health Risks of Alcohol and Substance Abuse.

A pattern of harmful use of any substance for mood-altering purposes.

Healthcare During Pregnancy

Pregnant women need to be concerned with what is best for their babies and will need to evaluate their diets, exercise and lifestyles.

Hearing Impaired Disability

A person is classified as Hearing Disabled when the individual is deaf, and/or profoundly hard of hearing

Hepatisis A, B and C

"Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. The condition can progress to fibrosis (scarring), cirrhosis or liver cancer.

HIV/AIDS

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) in Girls and Women

HPV is a common virus that can infect both men and women and could eventually cause cervical cancer later in life.

Immunisation

Immunisation is an important method of disease prevention. it is important to immunise the baby because it prevents the spread of disease and protects infants and toddlers against dangerous complications

Influenza A (flu)

​Influenza A is an infection virus that affects the respiratory system.

Information on Learning Disabilities

Learning disability refers to an inability to learn in a typical way, and can be due to a number of different reasons.

Malaria

Malaria is a life-threatening disease that is caused by parasites carried by anopheles mosquitoes.

Measles

Measles is a highly infectious virus infection of the respiratory system.

Medicine Booking at Depo

Find & book appointments with doctors, diagnostic tests, clinics, hospitals. Order Medicine & Health Products Online

Meningitis

Mental Health Services

Mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.

Nursing Intake

System to allow job seekers to view, monitor, and apply for nursing training

Physical Disability

Physically disabled people have a physical impairment which has a substantial and long term effect on their ability to carry out day to day activities.

Polio

Polio is a highly infectious disease caused by a virus that invades the nervous system.Children younger than 5 years old are more likely to contract the virus than any other group.

PPE Supplier Database

Information gathering of PPE suppliers

Practice Good Oral Hygiene

Regular brushing and preventative dental care helps to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Rabies

Rabies is a preventable disease caused by a virus that affects the brain and lead to death of the person or animal involved.

Request for Forensic Pathology Services

The purpose of Forensic Pathology Service (FPS) is to investigate of the cause of any unnatural death or sudden unexpected death. FPS is required to keep statistics on trends and these statistics are used in prevention strategies for unnatural causes of death.

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental disorder characterised by distortions in thinking, perception, emotions, language, sense of self and behaviour.

School Health Programme

The School Health Programme is a health assessment, screening and intervention initiative for learners in Grade R,1, 4, 8 and 10.

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

Sexually transmitted infections are infections that are passed from one person to another through sexual contact.

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Termination of Pregnancy (Abortion)

Tuberculosis (TB)

TB is caused by bacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) that most often affect the lungs.The bacteria can destroy parts of the lungs. Tuberculosis is curable and preventable.

Typhoid

Typhoid fever is a contagious bacterial disease caused by the bacterium Salmonella typhi.

Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers

Viral haemorrhagic fevers (VHFs) refer to a group of epidemic prone diseases that are caused by several distinct families of viruses