Telephone: +27 (0) 35 572 1390/68
Fax: +27 (0) 35 572
P/bag X026, Jozini, 3969
Jozini main street, opposite the Post Office
Ms MP Themba : District Manager
Ms S Mthimkhulu : Deputy District Manager : Monitoring and Evaluation
Dr CH Vaughn Williams : Chief Technical Advisor : Family Medicine
Mr B.P. Fakude : Deputy District Manager Clinical Programmes
Vision: To achieve optimal health status for all persons
in UMkhanyakude Health District.
To develop on integrated, coordinated, comprehensive and
sustainable health system at all levels of care, based on the Primary
Health Care approach through the District Health System that recognizes
the well-being of workers.
Trust built on truth, integrity and reconciliation;
Open communication, transparency and consultation;
Commitment to performance
Courage to learn, change and innovative
Directions: Drive on N2 from Empangeni to North Coast, pass Mkhuze village, drive
about 10 kilometers then turn right to Jozini at the T junction, drive
about 19 kilometers.
The District Office is next to Jozini Post Office, opposite Kentucky
Umkhanyakude District, named after the famous yellow-barked fever tree,
literally meaning “seen from afar”, is the northernmost district in
KwaZulu-Natal and contains many areas of outstanding natural beauty.
The district stretches from the Umfolozi River, near Mtubatuba in the
south, to the Mozambique and Swaziland borders in the north. To the
east it borders the Indian Ocean with 175km of pristine beaches, to the
north it borders Mozambique and Swaziland. Further south it is bordered
by Zululand District to the west and Uthungulu District to the south.
The district contains the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park (now known as
Isimangaliso – ‘the miracle’) World Heritage Site, and Hluhluwe-Umfolozi,
Mkuze, Ndumo and Tembe game parks. The southern tip of the Lebombo
Mountains and the adjacent East African coastal plain begin in the
district, stretching north up to eastern continental Africa.
There are 5 district hospitals in
Hlabisa. All five hospitals were
originally missionary hospitals which became nationalised around 1980.
The hospital doctors are generalists, many with special interests.
Despite not having specialist posts, the hospitals all perform surgery
including caesarean sections, and offer excellent opportunities for
surgical and anaesthetic experience. Supported by the hospitals are
52 provincial clinics staffed with primary health care nurses. Most of
these clinics are visited twice monthly by medical and paramedical