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Maternal, Child and Women's Health


Reduce morbidity and mortality of Neonates, Infants, Children,  Youth, Women and Mothers

Key Result Areas:

  • To facilitate MCWH integrated processes to develop administrative delivery systems to support high care including strategies, policies, norms and standards within national and provincial frameworks and directives
  • To provide technical leadership and support to ensure effective, integrated planning and implementation of MCWH programmes
  • Monitor and evaluate performance of public health facilities against determined performance indicators, develop and submit concise analytical progress report to inform decision making and planning.
  • Facilitate capacity building programmes to decentralize knowledge and skills based and monitor output and outcome for training.

Target Audience:

Mothers, pregnant women, women of child bearing age, infants, children, youth


Essential Package of Care: Neonates

Essential Package of Care : Paediatrics

Essential Package of Care: Child Health


Services Offered

Maternal and Neonatal Health
Programme Manager:
Ms Pinky Phungula
  • Saving Mothers recommendation - implementations
  • Maternal Deaths Reporting, Notification & Assessments
  • Management of Labour
  • Neonatal care
  • Perinatal Problem Identifications Programme
  • Ante-natal care and post natal care
  • Maternal & Perinatal mortality meetings
Expanded Programme on Immunization
Programme  Manager:
Ms Zanele Hadebe
  • The reach every district strategy
  • Immunizations and cold chain management
  • EPI surveillance and the management of adverse events following immunization
  • The Data Self Assessment tool.


Sexual and Reproductive Health
Programme Manager:
Mrs Sphiwe Maseko
  • Cervical Cancer Screening
  • Termination of Pregnancy
  • Management of Sexual Assault Cases
  • Contraceptives Uptake


School and Youth Health
Programme Manager:
Mrs Rani Manickum
  • Youth friendly services
  • School health services
  • The rights of the children (Rep in Premiers office - Office of the Rights of Children)
Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission
  • Dual Therapy
  • PCR Tests


General Information
What you need to know about vaccinations

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