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UMKHANYAKUDE HEALTH DISTRICT

Telephone: +27 (0) 35 572 1327
Fax: +27 (0) 35 572
1364
Email:
makhosazana.themba@kznhealth.gov.za
Postal Address:
P/bag X026, Jozini, 3969
Physical Address:
Jozini main street, opposite the Post Office

Management:
Ms MP Themba : District Manager
Ms S Mthimkhulu : Deputy District Manager : Monitoring and Evaluation
Dr CH Vaughn Williams : Chief Technical Advisor : Family Medicine
Mr J Mkhonto : Corporate Services Manager
Mr B.P. Fakude : Deputy District Manager Clinical Programmes


Programme Managers

Vision: To achieve optimal health status for all persons in UMkhanyakude Health District.

Mission:  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.

Core Values:

  • 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 Fried Chicken.
     


    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 Umkhanyakude: Manguzi, Mosvold, Mseleni, Bethesda and 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 staff.”

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    Site last edited on 29 March, 2018 

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