Please always make an appointment before visiting the Health Resource Centre.
The main function of the Health Resource Centre is to support the staff of the City's clinics, Environmental Health offices, the Specialised Support services and the other services of the health department with regard to primary health care information and health promotion resources. Some health issues covered are HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis, maternal health, and child health. There are also resources covering community nursing, management and leadership and environmental health. However, anyone working in the primary health care arena or involved in health promotion is welcome to use the resources.
The Health Resource Centre includes: -
- A resource library.
- A computer graphic design, and small printing unit where posters, pamphlets, transparencies and slides for presentations and exhibitions are designed, printed and laminated.
Resources in the library section include reference books, journals and other periodicals, videos, posters and pamphlets.
Who May Join?
Any health worker or student (in a health-related discipline) may join the library. Membership is free, but users must provide the librarian with up to date contact telephone and fax. numbers and a fixed address.
6 items (i.e. books, journals and videos) may be borrowed for 21 days. Renewal may be done telephonically, but extension of the loan period will only be granted on condition that nobody else has requested the item.
Monday to Thursday (08H30 - 16H00).
Friday (08H30 - 15H30).
N.B. VISITS TO THE HEALTH RESOURCE CENTRE STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
In the Production section there is currently a graphic designer whose work is driven by project and information needs in the community and agreed upon at top health management level. Once a need has been identified and agreed upon a workgroup made up of health professionals is initiated to assist with health information input. Most projects go through an extensive evaluation and approval process before the final product is printed.
Limited printing and laminating of resources produced at the Health Resource Centre is done when required.
Posters designed and produced at the Health Resource Centre can be ordered and purchased at the following prices:-
- A3 size, full colour, single sided (unlaminated) @ R3.90 excl. VAT
- A3 size, full colour, single sided (laminated) @ R8.00 excl. VAT
- A4 size, full colour, single sided (unlaminated) @ R1.95 excl. VAT
- A4 size, full colour, single sided (laminated) @ R4.00 excl. VAT
Most of our materials are available in English, Afrikaans or Xhosa. A complete price list is available at the Health Resource Centre, e.g. for double sided prints, A4 sheets of stickers, overhead transparencies, black and white only prints, etc.
Photocopiable black and white masters of pamphlets produced can be obtained at the Health Resource Centre.
Please Note: We DO NOT laminate anything that has not been produced by the Health Resource Centre.
Health Resource Centre - Materials Catalogue 2009
The Health Resource Centre may be contacted in the following ways:
- Tel:- +27 21 911 0933/66
- Fax:- +27 21 939 2619
- Address:- 84 Alexandra Road, Parow, Cape Town, 7500, South Africa
- E-mail:- Health Resource Centre
- Office Hours: Monday - Friday 07H30 to 16H00