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Antenatal care

The antenatal care programme aims to take care of women during their pregnancies to ensure the best possible outcomes for pregnant women and their unborn babies. Any pregnant woman can attend antenatal clinics, which are available at all hospitals and midwifery obstetric clinics in Gauteng. Services are available from 7h00 to 16h00 on weekdays.

Contact: 
Sikhonjiwe Masilela    
Tel: 011 355 3266/ 3397       
Sikhonjiwe.Masilela@gauteng.gov.za

Contraception

This service aims to give women a choice about whether they want to fall pregnant or not. It helps to prevent unwanted pregnancies and encourages men to play a role in prevention. The service is available at health facilities throughout the province. The following are offered:

  • Oral contraceptives
  • Injections
  • Intra-uterine devices
  • Female sterilisation
  • Male sterilisation
  • Male condoms

Contact: 
Daphne Tlhabela   
Tel: 011 355 3312      
Daphney.Tlhabela@gauteng.gov.za

Management of Childhood Illness (MCI)

More than 160 nurses have been trained to reduce infant mortality and morbidity rate. Forty Field Health Workers including Early Childhood Development (ECD) practitioners have been orientated on IMCI to help with follow-ups and community participation and involvement in the care of children in their homes and in the community.

Contact: 
Marousi Mzondi        
Tel: 011 355 3315       
Marousi.M@gpg.gov.za

Growth Monitoring

This programme for children under five years is carried out in the district clinics and in the ECD facilities. 

Contact: 
Tshifhiwa Mashamba                     
Tel: 011 355 3314         
Tshifhiwa.Mashamba@gauteng.gov.za

Nomonde Motsoeneng                  
Tel: 011 355 3325             
Nomonde.Motsoeneng@gauteng.gov.za​

Termination of pregnancy

This service is offered to all women who wish to terminate a pregnancy. The service aims to reduce maternal deaths caused by illegal abortions. Women are advised to report early in their pregnancy if they wish to terminate, preferably in the first three months.  Termination during the first three months of pregnancy is available from the following health facilities:

  Hospitals​Clinics
Carletonville hospital​Chiawelo clinic
​Leratong hospital​Zola CHC
​Chris Hani Baragwanath hospitaHillbrow HC
​​Tembisa hospital​Lenasia South CHC
​Pholosong hospital ​Kgabo CHC
​Thelle Mogoerane hospital ​Laudium CHC 
Bertha Gxowa HospitalShoshanguve CHC
​Dr Yusuf Dadoo HospitalDark City CHC
Dr George Mukhari hospital
Johan Heyns
 Kalafong hospital
​Jubilee hospital
​Odi hospital
​Charlotte Maxeke Academic
​South Rand hospital
​Kopanong hospital​
Heidelberg hospital  Edenvale hospital
​Sebokeng hospital


Private practitioners also provide this service at their facilities.

Contact: 
Daphne Tlhabela    
Tel: 011 355 3312       
Daphney.Tlhabela@gauteng.gov.za

Childhood illnesses

As part of a strategy to reduce deaths of infants and children under five years of age, over 200 nurses have been trained on the Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses. These nurses work at health facilities throughout the province.

Contact: 
Marousi Mzondi                      
Tel: 011 355 3319      
MarousiM@gpg.gov.za

Marousi.Mzondi@gauteng.gov.za

Genetic services

To improve the quality of health services provided to pregnant women and their babies, fathers and the general public, nurses have been trained to train other health care givers to provide for assessment, management, prevention and rehabilitative services on genetic disorders, birth defects and disabilities. These services are offered at various health care facilities.

Contact: 

Sikhonjiwe Masilela   
Tel: 011 355 3266/ 3397        
Sikhonjiwe.Masilela@gauteng.gov.za

School Health Services

School nurses screen all children in primary schools for eye and hearing problems. Spectacles and hearing devices are provided for those children identified with problems. More than 900 Classroom Teachers Health Guides were printed and distributed to primary schools to help teachers in schools confronted with health problems of children.

Contact: 
Marousi Mzondi           
Tel: 011 355 3315                   
MarousiM@gpg.gov.za / Marousi.Mzondi@gauteng.gov.za

Physiotherapy and speech therapy

Occupational physiotherapy and speech therapy services are provided to children at Gauteng hospitals. 

Contact: 

Elma Burger             
Tel: 011 355 3432       
Elma.Burger@gpg.gov.za

Immunization

Routine immunization of children is carried out at all primary health centres.

Contact: 
Joy Mnyaluza.          
Tel: 011 355 3867         
joyM4@gpg.gov.za

Nutrition programme
The school feeding scheme provides food to needy children to alleviate hunger. Childrens’ growth is monitored and supplementation for under nourished children is provided. Vitamin A supplements are also provided.

Contact: 
Tshifhiwa Mashamba     
Tel: 011 355 3314              
 Tshifhiwa.Mashamba@gauteng.gov.za
               
Nomonde Motsoeneng          
Tel: 011 355 3325                
Nomonde.Motsoeneng@gauteng.gov.za

Tuberculosis control

A TB control programme is being implemented at health facilities throughout the province.

Contact: 

Dr Madonsela 
Tel: 011 355 3408

nombuso.madonsela@gauteng.gov.za      

Cervical cancer screening

Cervical cancer is one of the biggest causes of death in women. If it is diagnosed early enough, it can be treated successfully. Cervical cancer screening is crucial to ensure early detection and treatment.

Contact: 
Daphne Tlhabela
Tel: 011 355 3312      
Daphney.Tlhabela@gauteng.gov.za

Breast Cancer Screening             

Breast cancer is one of the killer cancers in women. There is a need for concerted effort to increase awareness of breast cancer amongst women. All primary health care facilities provide breast cancer screening.

Contact: 
Daphne Tlhabela
Tel: 011 355 3312      
Daphney.Tlhabela@gauteng.gov.za

Maternal deaths

Any death of a woman during pregnancy or childbirth is classified as a maternal death. A National Committee on Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths (NCCEMD) has been set up to identify the causes of maternal deaths, and to make interventions which will halve the number of maternal deaths.

Contact: 
Sikhonjiwe Masilela   
Tel: 011 355 3266/ 3397        
Sikhonjiwe.Masilela@gauteng.gov.za

Mental health

The Gauteng Health Department in partnership with a number of community organisations provides chronic mental health care services for children and adults with severe intellectual disabilities.

Contact:

Ray Lazarus          
Tel: 011 355 3366

rayl@gpg.gov.za         

Physiotherapy and speech therapy

Occupational physiotherapy and speech therapy services are provided to children at Gauteng hospitals. 

Contact: 
Elma Burger             
Tel: 011 355 3432                   
Elma.Burger@gpg.gov.za

Life skills

The Department of Health in conjunction with the Department of Education provides life skills programmes to all school children in the province.

Contact: 
Pat Banda                
Tel: 011 355 3326                  
patb@gauteng.gov.za

The National AIDS Helpline (0800-012-322) provides a confidential, anonymous 24-hour toll-free telephone counselling, information and referral service for those infected and affected by HIV and AIDS.

Helpline was initiated in 1991 and is a partnership of the Department of Health and LifeLine Southern Africa. The Helpline, manned by trained lay-counsellors, receives an average of 3,000 calls per day, and is seen as a leading telephone counselling service within the SADC region.

Services Offered by the AIDS Helpline:

  • ​​​​​​​​​Information: The Line creates a free and easy access point for information on HIV and AIDS to any member of the public, in all of the 11 official languages, at any time of the day or night. 

  • Telephone Counselling: trained lay-counsellors offer more than mere facts to the caller. They are able to provide counselling to those battling to cope with all the emotional consequences of the pandemic. 

  • Referral Services: Both the South African Government and its NGO sector have created a large network of service points to provide a large range of services (including Voluntary Counselling and Testing, medical and social services) to the public. The AIDS Helpline will assist the caller to contact and use these facilities.The National AIDS Helpline works closely with the South African HIV Clinician’s Society to update and maintain the Karabo Referral Database.

  • Treatment Line: A specialised service of t​he AIDS Helpline, the Treatment Line is manned by Professional Nurses. They provide quality, accurate and anonymous telephone information and/or education on antiretroviral, TB and STI treatment. They also provide relevant specialised medical referrals to individuals affected and infected by HIV and AIDS in South Africa. 

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