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Health Department

The Health Department focuses on creating healthy communities and empowering residents.

Background

The Health Department consists of the following two divisions and one unit:

  • Health Services Division
  • Operations Support Division
  • Management and Administration Support Section

Vision and mission

Vision

The vision of the Health Department is to ensure a healthy, safe and empowered community.

Mission

The mission of the Health Department is to facilitate and provide an integrated and comprehensive system of health services, facilities and programmes in order to promote a healthy, safe and sustainable community in Tshwane.

Strategic objectives

The strategic objectives of the Health and Social Development Department are –

  • to provide a comprehensive primary health care package through clinics (clinic programmes and dispensaries/ the supply of appropriate, safe and cost-effective medicines) to the residents of Tshwane;
  • to promote a safe and healthy environment in Tshwane by delivering municipal health services according to the National Health Act, 2003, the Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act, 1972 (Act 54 of 1972) and other related legislation;
  • to coordinate and facilitate a multisectoral response to HIV and AIDS in Tshwane;
  • to ensure continuous improvement in the quality of health services through research and development;
  • to provide health-related services and programmes to vulnerable groups (eg a support programme for drug and substance abuse, and a foodbank);
  • to ensure good governance, financial viability and optimal institutional transformation with the capacity to execute the mandate of the department;
  • to build new infrastructure and maintain existing infrastructure; and
  • to support the Batho Pele principles of government.

Management:

Group Head: Health – Mr Koena J Nkoko

Tel: 012 358 4585

Fax: 086 225 9932

E-mail:koenan@tshwane.gov.za

 

Divisional Head: Operations Support – Mr Livhuwani Nemuthenga

Tel: 012 358 3959

Fax: 012 324 5135

E-mail:LivhuwaniN@tshwane.gov.za

 

Divisional Head: Health Services – Mr Abel T Malaka

Tel: 012 358 8600/8649

Fax: 012 324 5135

E-mail: abelmal@tshwane.gov.za

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