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Health Promotion Officer is new profession in health sector that deal with prevention of diseases and improving health lifestyles.

Workplace attachment and Prospective employers

Major employer is Department of Health (Clinics, rehabilitation centres, testing and counselling centres) through its implementation of Primary Health Care Re-engineering under NHI.

Other employers include Schools, Waste disposal plants, Water purification plants, Local municipalities, Mental Health Centres, Old age homes, Mines, Health Research centers, Cancer foundation, Heart foundation, Diabetes foundation, and NGOs.

Duration: It is one year course with 3 intakes per year that is January, June and September

Duties of Health Promotion Officer

Treat simple diseases, injuries, wounds and refer to the clinic
Provide basic nursing care
Provide palliative care
Take temperature, Bp, Pulse and respiration
Check outbreak of transmitted diseases, teach and refer for treatment
Check Sexual Transmitted Infections, teach and refer for treatment
Check children and refer for immunisation
Check pregnant mothers, mothers who have given birth and their babies and refer for treatment
HIV and AIDS testing and counselling
Check drug and substance abusers and refer them to rehabilitation centres
Teach people about dangers of drug and substance abuse
Teach people about cleanliness of in-house, environment and water
Teach about women and men's health
Teach about child's health
Teach about health life styles

Contact Us

Our Address

No. 1 Bothongo Plaza, 271 Francis Baard Street

Pretoria 0001

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+27 12 023 0780
+27 67 129 0397

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