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What is Phila?


PHILA is the Nguni name for the “Door to Health or Life”. The essence of life (ukuphila) is being in good health.

The National Department of Health’s PHILA programme encourages all South Africans to BE INSPIRED TO LIVE.

Good Health can be achieved with or without diseases. PHILA is about keeping fit, knowing about your health and body, eating well and taking action about health in general.

The National Department of Health programme taking from the Nguni word which means when you are a part of PHILA, BE inspired to Live:

  • Be on top of your health game
  • Understand your body
  • Build a strong mindset
  • Get regular testing and screening

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Knowledge is power! Those with the right knowledge, have the power to change their health and their lives.

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