Monday, 12 March 2018

SALGA honours CPUT for their role in the provision of health services

RECOGNITION: Michael Agenbag, a lecturer in the Department of Environmental Health, shows the Recognition Certificate awarded to CPUT by SALGA at a recent Municipal Health Services summit  RECOGNITION: Michael Agenbag, a lecturer in the Department of Environmental Health, shows the Recognition Certificate awarded to CPUT by SALGA at a recent Municipal Health Services summit

CPUT was earlier this year awarded a certificate in recognition of its role in the provision of Municipal Health Services (MHS) during the year 2017-2018 financial year by the South African Local Government Association (SALGA).

The Recognition Certificate was awarded to CPUT during the recent annual MHS National Summit at the OR Tambo International Airport.
The summit was attended by SALGA representatives, local government politicians such as mayors and councillors responsible for MHS as well as senior officials from various municipalities.
Various academics in the Department of Environmental Health present and chair commissions during these summits including lecturer Michael Agenbag who received the certificate on behalf of the university.

Agenbag is also a member of the Western Cape Municipal Health working group whose purpose is to promote and support sustainable and integrated management of Municipal Health Services in the province.

“I have been participating in these annual SALGA Summits since their inception in 2013, this year SALGA requested me to present a paper on the government’s ‘Back-to-Basics’ initiative intended to address basic municipal service challenges in our communities,” says Agenbag.

He adds that the achievement is a good advertisement for the university in the eyes of the industry and prospective students.
He says that the university’s partnership with SALGA has helped students with Work-Integrated Learning placements at municipalities.

Environmental Health Services were renamed MHS in the country in 2004, he adds.

SALGA in partnership with the South African Institute of Environmental Health and the International Federation of Environmental Health hosted the summit.

Written by Kwanele Butana

Email: butanak@cput.ac.za

Provides coverage for the Business and Management Sciences and Education Faculties, Student Affairs Department and Cape Town and Mowbray Campuses.