Northern Cape Department of Health PDF Print E-mail

Right to Care has been supporting the Northern Cape since 2006. Right to Care cooperates closely with the Department of Health (DoH) to deliver services in a number of areas. These include:

  • Scaling up HIV counselling and testing services
  • Integrating antiretroviral therapy (ART) services into primary healthcare services
  • Transferring stable ART patients from main treatment sites to primary healthcare sites
  • Sending counsellors on Hospice’s one-year ancillary health worker training course
  • Establishing three cervical-screening sites using VIA at Galeshewe Day Hospital; Tshwaragano Hospital, and Gordonia Hospital, with patients being referred to Kuruman Hospital for colposcopies.
  • Assisting with the development of a provincial implementation plan for medical male circumcision (MMC) and provide technical assistance or continuous support or guide on MMC activities
  • Piloting a community-based Drug-Resistant TB Management programme and supporting the DR TB outreach program
  • Serving on the TB Drug Resistant Clinical Review Committee
  • Conducting Tier system Master training for the DoH’s chosen data system
  • For the Tier system, supporting a range of activities, among which are site assessments, training, and system implementation.

The Northern Cape office is based in Kimberley. Operations are headed by provincial programme manager Dr Alastair Kantani.