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NATIONAL POLIO DAY (1ST ROUND) 29 APRIL 2014

Polio, or poliomyelitis, is a highly contagious viral infection that can lead to paralysis, breathing problems, or even death. The term poliomyelitis is from the Greek poliós meaning "grey", myelós referencing the spinal cord, and -it is meaning inflammation. read more

WORLD MALARIA DAY  25 APRIL

Malaria is a disease caused by a parasite that can infect people's red blood cells. The parasite is spread to people by the bites of infected mosquitoes. read more

GLOBAL/AFRICAN VACCINATION WEEK 24 – 30 APRIL

This campaign aims to promote one of the world’s most powerful tools for health – the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease under the 2014 theme “Are you up-to-date?”  It seeks to address the knowledge gap which can prevent people from getting vaccinated. read more

WORLD HAEMOPHILIA DAY 17 APRIL 2014 

Every year on April 17, World Haemophilia Day is marked around the world to increase awareness of haemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders. This is a critical effort with an ultimate goal of ensuring better diagnosis and access to care for the millions of men, women and children who have a bleeding disorder yet remain without treatment. read more

AMHU NW DAY

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GSB Thaba Tshwane Mens Day

The GSB Thaba Tshwane Men ‘s Health day was held on the 25th of October 2013.The purpose was to assist men to talk about issues they may find difficult to address. view photo

 

Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month: 01-30 September

ADHD is a highly heritable childhood-onset psychiatric condition, which is characterized by age-inappropriate levels of the core symptoms inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. The disorder affects about 5 % of the children worldwide. Recent scientific studies in ADHD reveal biological underpinnings such as multiple genetic factors, ADHD-related differences in brain structure and function, as well as changes in neurotransmitter components within the basal ganglia thalamocortical neurocircuitries.  read more

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is an disorder that is inherited and involves rapidly-worsening muscle weakness. Symptoms appear usually before 6 years of age and may even appear as early as infancy. read more

African Traditional Medicine Week: 26-31 August 2011

 Each year, since 2003, the African Region commemorates on 31 August the African Traditional Medicine Day. The theme for this year’s 10th edition is African Traditional Medicine Day: What Impact? read more

SANDF Military Pentathlon Championships: 14 – 19 July 2013

This year the SANDF Military Pentathlon Championships will be held over the period 14 – 19 July at the Signal Formation in Wonderboom, Pretoria . This will also be the first time that a brand new obstacle course will be utilised for SANDF Championships. read more

INTERNATIONAL PANIC DAY: 02 JULY 2013

So what is panic, exactly? It is a sudden, uncontrollable fear or anxiety that makes us lose our ability to think normally. Panic takes over our mind and makes us behave in a frightened way. We typically panic in dangerous situations such as earthquakes or at the sound of gunfire. read more

Mental Illness Awareness Month 01 – 31 July 2013

What is mental illness and what is mental health?

The month July had been declared Mental Health Awareness month with the objective of not only educating the public about mental health but also to reduce the stigma and discrimination that people with mental illness are often subjected. read more

National Epilepsy Week 17- 23 June 2013

What Is a Seizure and What Is Epilepsy? Seizures -- abnormal movements or behavior due to unusual electrical activity in the brain -- are a symptom of epilepsy. But not all people who appear to have seizures have epilepsy; epilepsy is a group of related disorders characterized by a tendency for recurrent seizures read more

Youth Day in South Africa commemorates the Soweto Uprising in the country. The day is celebrated on June 16 every year.

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World Elder Abuse AwarenessDay- 15 June 2013

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) happens each year on 15 June. It was established by the United Nations, following representations by ourinternational Partners. read more

WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY -14 JUNE 2013

Blood Donor Day encourages people to give blood and save lives without asking for anything in return. Each year, a different country hosts the annual event and showcases unique cultural elements. read more

National Child Protection Week (CPW) is commemorated in the country annually to raise children as articulated in the Children's Act of 2005.

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World Environment Day – 05 JUNE

World Environment Day is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. World Environment Day activities take place all year round and climax on 5 June every year, involving everyone from everywhere. read more

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF INNOCENT CHILDREN – VICTIMS OF AGGRESSION – 04 JUNE

The United Nations' (UN) International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is observed on June 4 each year. The purpose of the day is to acknowledge the pain suffered by children throughout the world who are the victims of physical, mental and emotional abuse. This day affirms the UN's commitment to protect the rights of children. read more

National Blood Donor Month 01 – 30 JUNE

World blood donor day is commemorated annually on 14 June to the millions of people who give their blood on a voluntary, free basis to save the lives of those people in need. The day aims to raise awareness of the need for healthy blood, to thank and honour those blood donors who make a transfusion possible and to encourage regular blood donation by suitable donors. read more

TRANSFORMATION FROM MSDS TO CIVILIAN

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GSB THABA TSHWANE SPORTS DAY

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GSB THABA TSHWANE UNIT POTJIEKOS

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INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY 12 MAY

International Nurses Day is a chance to celebrate nurses, nursing services and their contribution to the health of society around the world while commemorating the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. read more

WORLD MOVE FOR HEALTH DAY 10 MAY

“Move for Health" refers to moderate to vigorous physical activity of any type that anyone can perform anywhere to improve health. It refers to how individuals, communities and nations can promote their health and well-being through healthy lifestyles. read more

LT GEN VEJAY RAMLAKAN’S FAREWELL TO THE SAMHS

In the rush of handing over the SAMHS to the new Surgeon General, Lt Gen Aubrey Sedibe, I did not find the time to say a proper farewell to the members who served me so well for seven and a half years. read more

SAMHS ANNUAL RESEARCH AND ACADEMIC CONFERENCE

REMINDER: For Abrtacts for Oral and Poster Presentation for the Academic Day to be held on  7-11 October 2013 (TBC) at the SAMHS Training Formation, Thaba Tshwane. read more

BURNS AWARENESS WEEK   06-12 MAY

Burns are skin damage and deeper tissue damage caused by contact with fire, heat, electricity, radiation, or caustic chemicals. Burns are classified according to the depth and extent of the skin damage, in the following way. read more

HOSPICE WEEK 5-12 MAY

Hospice week highlights the role of partnership in providing support and care for people with life threatening illnesses. The activities of 

this week seek to recognise, share and celebrate the achievements of hospice and palliative care programmes with their partners.  read more

The SAMHS HQ Soccer Team comprising members of the SAMHS HQ at Kasteelpark, as the name suggests, was formally established early in 2012.

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WORLD MALARIA DAY: 25 APRIL

Malaria is caused by a parasite called plasmodium, which is transmitted via the bites of the infected mosquitoes. In the human body, the parasites multiply in the liver, and then infect red blood cells. read more

GLOBAL/AFRICAN VACCINATION WEEK: 24-30 APRIL

WHAT IS IMMUNISATION

Immunisation protects children (and adults) against harmful infections before they come into contact with them in the community. Immunisation uses the body’s natural defence mechanism- the immune response – to build resistance to specific infections. Nine diseases can be prevented by routine child immunisation – diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, poliomyelitis (polio), measles, mumps, rubella, Haemophilus influenza type b (Hip) and hepatitis B. All of those diseases can cause serious complications and sometimes death. read more

FUNERAL SERVICE OF THE LATE L/CPL BEKHI CELE. MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE.

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WORLD  HAEMOPHILIA  DAY 17 APRIL 2013

Haemophilia is an inherited bleeding disorder that occurs likely in males than females. Blood contains many proteins, called clotting factors, which work to stop bleeding. People with haemophilia have a low level or absence of one of these clotting factors in their blood. read more

SAMHS ANNUAL RESEARCH & ACADEMIC CONFERENCE

First call for abstracts for Oral and Poster presentations for the 2013 SAMHS Day to be held during September/October 2013 (TBC) at the SAMHS Training Formation , Thaba Tswane. read more

TB AWARENESS MONTH 01-31 MARCH 2013

Tuberculosis causes more deaths in South Africa than any infectious disease. It is a serious problem all over the world. Between 6 and 10 million people are infected by the TB germ. It is infectious, so it can be passed on from one person to the other. read more

FEBRUARY IS SKIN CANCER AWARENESS MONTH               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE SAMHS MISSION TO ASSIST  MOZAMBIQUE DURING FLOODS FEBRUARY 2013

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16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM FOR NO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN 25  NOVEMBER 2012 - 10 DECEMBER 2012

The 16 Days of Activism for NO Violence against Women and Children is an international campaign. It takes place every year from the 25 November to 10 December. The periods includes Universal Children's Day and World AIDS Day .  read more

WORLD DIABETES DAY 14 NOVEMBER 2012

Diabetes is a chronic disease that arises when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces.  Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that enables cells to take in glucose from the blood and use it for energy. Failure to produce insulin, or of insulin to act properly, or both, leads to raised glucose (sugar) levels in the blood (hyperglycemia). This is associated with long-term damage to the body and failure of various organs and tissues.  read more

WORLD STROKE DAY

Stroke  a non-communicable disease that attacks 15 million people worldwide every year and claims a life every six seconds a life can be  beaten. read more

WORLD  POLIO DAY 24 OCTOBER  2012

World Polio Day aims to increase awareness about polio virus and to encourage further action to reduce it from spreading. The commemoration of the day also highlights the success of global strategies in reducing the spread of the disease.  read more

NATIONAL DOWN SYNDROME DAY 20 OCTOBER 2012

National down syndrome day  is commemorated to created  create awareness about down syndrome and to communicate facts about conditions. read more

MENTAL ILLNESS AWARENESS 01-30 OCTOBER

The month of July has been declared Mental Health Awareness month with the objective of not only educating the public about mental health but also to reduce the stigma and discrimination that people with mental illness are often subjected to. read more

WORLD KIDNEY

Kidney Awareness Week is commemorated on 6-11 September to raise awareness of the global impact and understanding of prevention, detection, treatment and care of kidney problems. read more

MILITARY HEALTH CLIENT CENTRE

The Section Head of Patient Admin (SAMHS) is informing the Military personnel that the Military Client Center is now operational at the SAMHS HQ Nathoc Centre Leerdam Building. read more

STUDY AT STATE EXPENSE FOR ACADEMIC YEAR JANUARY 2013: CLINICAL ASSOCIATE PROGRAMME (CAP), SAMHS.

Study opportunity for the 3-year under-graduate Bachelor of Clinical Medical Practice (BCMP) degree exists at the University of Pretoria and University of Witwatersrand in collaboration with the SAMHS. The CAP is a new mustering with the aim of developing a new cadre of mid-level health care workers, known as Clinical Associates (CA’s) that will assist doctors and healthcare teams at district and primary healthcare level. Qualified CA’s are registered with the Health Professionals Council of SA.  read more

  WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK 01-07 AUGUST 2012

Breastfeeding is the feeding of an infant or young child with breast milk directly from female human breasts.  It is recommended that mothers breastfeed for six months or more, without the addition of infant formula or solid food. After the addition of infant solid food, mothers are advised to continue breastfeeding for at least a year, and continue for two years. read more

MILITARY VETERANS HELP DESKS AT SAMHS FACILITIES

In May 2012, Minister Sisulu on the occasion of the Department of Defence Budget Vote made an important pronouncement about the value to be placed on our military veterans. read more

MENTAL ILLNESS AWARENESS MONTH

The month of July has been declared Mental Health Awareness month with the objective of not only educating the public about mental health but also to reduce the stigma and discrimination that people with mental illness are often subjected to. read more

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR THE LATE SERGEANT MAJOR OF THE SA MILITARY

HEALTH SERVICE: SENIOR CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER (SCWO) M.M.T. (MOSES)

SEBONE

 

The Memorial Service for Senior Chief Warrant Officer M.M.T. Sebone that passed away on

Saturday 16 June 2012, will be held on Thursday, 28 June 2012 at 13:30 at the Thaba Tshwane

Town Hall, Thaba Tshwane. read more

 

 

SERGEANT MAJOR OF THE SA MILITARY HEALTH SERVICE

(SAMHS) PASSES ON IN VEHICLE ACCIDENT

 

The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) regrets to announce the tragic passing away on

Saturday, 16 June 2012 of the Warrant Officer of the SA Military Health Service (SAMHS),

Senior Chief Warrant Officer (SCWO) M.M.T. (Moses) Sebone. read more

 

SANDF SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS IN CAPE TOWN

This year’s South African National Defence Force Swimming Championships was held at the Western Cape Military Sports Club swimming pool situated at the Wynberg Military Base, Cape Town. The event attracted many swimmers from all Services within the DOD and military regions. Read more

DRUG AWARENESS WEEK 25-30 JUNE

 

Drug abuse is often associated with alcohol abuse. As young people experience peer pressure more than adults, they can more easily fall into the trap of drug abuse. Nobody starts using drugs with the mind set of becoming addicted, most of the time was purely experimental or to live up to a challenge or for temporary stress relief. read more

 

NATIONAL BLOOD DONOR MONTH 1-30 JUNE 2012

World Blood Donor Day is commemorated annually on 14 June to the millions of people who give their blood on a voluntary, free basis to save the lives of those people in need. The day aims to raise awareness of the need for healthy blood, to thank and honour those blood donors who make transfusion possible and

to encourage regular blood donation by suitable donors. read more

 

 

SG COMMAND DIRECTIVE 01/2012: SAMHS PRIORITIES 2012/13: OPERATION

BULLDOZER

 

The Surgeon General Command Group identified 12 issues that the SAMHS needs to focus on to

ensure effective service delivery in terms of its mandate to clients and patients. read more

 

 

SPEECH BY L N SISULU, MINISTER OF DEFENCE AND MILITARY VETERANS ON THE OCCASION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE BUDGET VOTE. read more

 

 

9TH PAN AFRICAN CONGRESS OF MILITARY MEDICINE (PACMM)

 

Members of the SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) who are interested to present papers at the

9th PACMM congress that will take place from 25 to 27 September 2012 in Brazzaville, Congo,

must forward their abstracts to their relevant statutory directors before Friday, 18 May 2012. read more

 

 

WORLD CHRONIC FATIGUE AND IMMUNE DYSFUNCTION SYNDROME DAY 12 MAY 2012

 

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a complex disorder, characterised by severe disabling fatigue that does not improve with bed-rest and may worsen with physical or mental activity. People with CFS function at a significantly lower level of activity than before the onset of the condition. read more

 

 

INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY 12 MAY 2012

 

International nurses day celebrates nurses, nursing service and nursing accomplishments around the world while commemorating the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. read more

THE CENTRE FOR ONCOLOGY, REHABILITATIVE AND Palliative Care Services held a very successful and well-attended memorial service on 19 April 2012. read more

Well Done 1 Military Hospital  read more

WORLD TB DAY 24 MARCH 2012

Tuberculosis is a serious problem all over the world. Between 6 and 10 million in South Africa are infected by the TB germ. It is infectious, so it can be passed on from one person to another person. TB causes more deaths in South Africa than any other infectious diseases. read more

Human Rights Day 21 March 2012

South Africa commemorates Human Rights Day on 21 March to remind South Africans about the sacrifices that accompanied the struggle for the attainment of democracy in South Africa. read more

NATIONAL WATER WEEK 5 -9 MARCH 2012

National Water Week is an annual awareness campaign of the Department of Water Affairs, which seeks to focus attention on water as a scarce and precious commodity in our country. read more

WORLD KIDNEY DAY 08 MARCH 2012

The aim is to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems.  read more

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Deputy Surgeon General of the SA Military Health Service, Maj Gen Lourens Smith.

Before being appointed as the Deputy Surgeon General of the SA Military Health Service, Major General L.J. Smith was the General Officer Commanding of the Tertiary Military Health Formation where he was responsible for the Military Hospitals, Animal Health Services, Aviation and Maritime Medicine, as well as the Military Psychological Institute that deals with organisational development and form the research nodal point of the South African Military Health Service. read more

Well done 2 Military Hospital  read more  

International Mother Language Day 21 February 2012

International Mother Language Day was proclaimed by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in November 1999 (30C/62). On 16 May 2009 the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution A/RES/61/266 called upon Member States "to promote the preservation and protection of all languages used by peoples of the world". By the same resolution, the General Assembly proclaimed 2008 as the International Year of Languages, to promote unity in diversity and international understanding, through multilingualism and multiculturalism.   read more

Chief Director Military Health Force Preparation  

Maj Gen Aubrey Sedibe was born in Alexandra Township in 1957.  He grew up in Diepkloof, Soweto where he attended school from lower primary school up to form 3 (1964 to 1974).  He attended matric at Orlando West High School from 1975 to 1976 due to the student.  read more

Another Profession in the Healthcare System.

The first class of Bachelor in Clinical Medical Practice (BCMP) professionally known as Clinical Associates graduated on 08 December 2011 at University of Pretoria (UP).  The declaration ceremony was attended by the Gauteng MEC of Health and Social Development, Ntombi Mekgwe who delivered the Health Minister’s speech, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi. Brig Gen Eugenia Moremi who represented the Surgeon General, Lt Gen Veejaynand Ramlakan with other senior officers of the South African Military Health Service (SAMHS) and the University professionals attended the ceremony. read more

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Renewed partnership aims to integrate Phidisa into SAMHS

Attendees of the Project Phidisa annual conference took time to reflect on progress made and to reach consensus on the new Research Agenda applicable to South Africa.  read more

Pregnancy Awareness Week 12-18 FEBRUARY 2012

The aim of Pregnancy Awareness Week is to strengthen pregnancy education and stress important issues that promote healthy pregnancy and safe motherhood. Pregnant women should start attending antenatal care as soon as they suspect that they are pregnant and certainly within their first trimester.  read more

STI/Condom Week 12 – 18 FEBRUARY 2012

Protect yourself against STI’s 

Sexually transmitted infections or STI’s as they commonly called are a major health concern in South Africa. Not only can these infections have painful symptoms for those who suffer from them, certain STI’s can also increase the chances the chances of contradicting dangerous illnesses, sometimes even lead to death.  read more

SAMHS World AIDS Day

First observed in 1988, World AIDS Day began as a way to increase awareness of the disease and to support those affected by it, their families, communities and the entire world. It is also providing an opportunity to fight prejudice against people living with HIV, improve knowledge about the disease among the wider population. Each year there is one theme to address the campaign as from 01 December.  read more

The World AIDS Day Commemoration in KZN.  read more

Change of command parade-Col Iqram Bux See more

Importance of Immunisation  

Immunisation protects children (and adults) against harmful infections before they come into contact with them 

in the community.  read more

Saving electricity read more

Discipline takes you places.  read more

What is a Healthy Lifestyle  

It is a way of living that lowers the risk of becoming seriously ill or to die early. Not all illnesses and disease are preventable; however a large proportion of deaths, particularly those from coronary heart disease and lung cancer, can be avoided. Scientific studies on smoking and high calorie diets have identified certain types of behavior that contribute to serious illnesses and even early death.  read more

Well done SAMHS  read more

Malaria in Gauteng Update  read more

State of the Nation Address  read more

 

Medical Authority: 24 Hours

TELEPHONE NUMBERS: Traveling this holiday? Here is a list of all the telephone numbers of the SA Military Health Service Units that will be able to assist you. >> read more

Arrive Alive!

With the holiday season around the corner many of us will travel far to get to holiday destinations or to family and friends. Please remember that one life lost is one too many. Road accidents can be avoided and many lives can be saved. Road safety does not happen by accident. >> read more

Holiday Crime Prevention Tips

The rush and good will that surround the holidays can increase the opportunities for criminal activity. The SA Police Service suggests these simple tips to assist you in having a safe and happy holiday season. >> read more

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