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The eThekwini Health Unit provides comprehensive primary health care services to communities, thus enabling people to practice healthy lifestyles for a better quality of life.

 

Guiding principles
Accessible, acceptable, equitable, integrated and holistic, community participation, efficient and effective, needs based, flexible, customer focused, transparent and accountable, quality service.

Health Programmes
The Health Department provides the following services:
  • Communicable Disease
     
    The Communicable Disease Centre focuses on the surveillance, prevention, management and control of communicable diseases.
  • Social Development
     
    The Social Development programme ensures improved access to socially related services to vulnerable groups which include street children and children in general, the elderly, women and disabled people.
  • Environmental Health Services

    Pollution Control and Risk Management Programme engages in air, water and land pollution control, monitors air quality and the control of food premises, monitors and controls of scheduled trade, facilitates access to water and sanitation and implements bylaws.
  • Clinical Support Services
     
    Provides effective support in the provision of high quality Personal Health Services, which is an integral component of Comprehensive Primary Health Care.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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031 361 0000
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080 131 3013
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080 13 13 111
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