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16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children

16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children

The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children campaign will take place between 25 November 2014 and 10 December 2014. This year the campaign will be held under the theme:"Count Me In: Together Moving a Non-Violent South Africa forward".

The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children campaign is an annual drive that is observed globally. Its purpose is to address policy and legal issues; as well as campaign for the protection of survivors of violence and to call for the elimination of all forms of gender violence.

Despite South Africa's constitutional and legislative protection violence based on gender and sexual orientation remains at unacceptable levels.

The violence takes different forms such as sexual harassment, abuse, assault, rape and corrective rape, domestic violence and other cultural practices that are harmful to women and children.

This year the campaign will encourage a greater participation of men in the effort to prevent violence against women and children. In this regard men will be engaged in various institutional settings and be requested to voice their support for social change.

Young men and boys will be inspired to take action and commit themselves to become activists against gender based violence. Men who have grown up within abusive family environments will be helped to live healthier and positive lives.

The start of the campaign coincides with United Nations' International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and its conclusion coincides with International Human Rights Day. While the international campaign is marked for 16 days, South Africa has chosen the timeframe of 365 days to ensure that it becomes an everyday practice.

This year is the 16th anniversary of the 16 Days of Activism for no Violence against Women and Children Campaign in South Africa. While it began with a focus on gender based violence, the 16 Days Campaign has evolved to include issues relating to violence against children.

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WORLD AIDS DAY,1 DECEMBER 2014

World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day 2014 provides us with the opportunity to remind ourselves that HIV has not gone away and that collectively, there is the need to increase knowledge and awareness and to continue to fight prejudice, stigma and discrimination.

The theme for World AIDS Day 2014 is:

I can’t change my HIV status, but you can change your attitude. Zero Stigma, Zero Discrimination
We call on all South Africans to join the Zero Stigma, Zero Discrimination campaign for World AIDS Day 2014.

World AIDS Day Guidelines

Objectives:

  •     Mobilise all South Africans to recognise and protect the human rights of people living with HIV and AIDS.
  •     Begin a series of community dialogues on stigma and discrimination, led by people living with HIV.
  •     Create a more enabling environment through the visibility of people with HIV and Aids as part of any society.
  •     Revive and sustain the HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) Campaign. Successful treatment will make it possible to live a fulfilled, long life with HIV, and people will be more willing to be tested for HIV, to disclose their status and seek care if necessary.

 

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momconnect

Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi launches MomConnect for pregnant mothers

A new cellphone based application, MomConnect, is expected to register all pregnant women in the country for a "SMS" service which provides information and advice on pregnancy, as well as a channel to notify the department about poor service.

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ebola virus

Patient admitted to hospital for Ebola tests

A 37-year-old man, who arrived in the country from Liberia over a week ago, has been admitted to the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital for further tests related to the Ebola Virus Disease.

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World No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2014

Theme: Reduce Tabacco use and save lives

On World No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2014, the Department would like to call upon South Africans to protect themselves and future generations not only from the devastating health consequences due to tobacco, but also from the social, environmental and economic scourges of tobacco use and exposure to second hand tobacco smoke. Tobacco use is most often initiated and established during adolescence. Nearly 9 out of 10 smokers start by the age of 18 and 99% start by age of 26 (CDC 2012).

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About The NWHEALTH

  • MANDATE

  • Mission and Vision

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OUR MANDATE:
The Department derives its mandate from the following laws:
Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Act, 108 of 1996
Provides for the rights of access to health care services and emergency medical

VISION:
Healthy self reliant communities in the North West
MISSION:
To render accessible, equitable and integrated quality health

IN RENDERING SUCH SERVICES WE SHALL OBSERVE VALUES CONTAINED IN THE:
Batho Pele Principles, Patient Rights Charter, Victims Rights Charter, Children's Rights Charter, Disability Rights Charter, Older Persons Pledge, Public Service Principles, Accountability, Transparency, Community participation, Excellence, Caring, Human dignity & respect,Access

Provincial Office Contacts

Postal Address:

Private Bag x2068, Mmabatho, 2735

Physical Address:
Cnr 1st Street & Sekame Road, Mafikeng, 2745

Telecommunication:
Tel: +27 (0) 18 391 4000/1

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