a long and healthy life for all south africans

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Power of Knowing

Knowledge is power! Those with the right knowledge, have the power to change their health and their lives. When you know more about your health, you are able to make better choices. Phila’s ‘power of knowing’ rests on the two pillars of health:

Preventative Care

The Phila way is about taking the right steps in preventative care. The preventive care pillar is about taking deliberate steps to secure a healthy future.

Treatment, Care and Support

Where preventative care has failed, there is still life. Through the second pillar, you can always receive the needed treatment and support for you to have a better life. There's always life.

Wellness Cry

Get up, Stand up, Rise up, the moment is here. Can you feel it, can you hear it. Can you reach out for it! The moment of change is here.

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Phila is an initiative by the Department of Health, government departments and its partners aimed at inspiring people to make the 'right moves' when it comes to their health and lifestyle choices. By giving people knowledge about their health and directing them to the facilities available to them, Phila aims to help people navigate through the four highways of disease prevalent in South Africa, while emphasizing the urgency for people to get up and start making better choices.

Why "Phila?"

Phila means 'to live' and to 'have life'. It can also mean someone who is full of life, vigor and vitality.

Get up!

Phila evokes action in people. Phila enforces the need for people to start thinking more about their health and their lifestyles and start taking steps to live better, so that they can contribute to their communities. By saying 'get up' Phila is a wakeup call for everyone to literally GET UP and start moving into a better future.

Stand up!

Once you get up, you have to take a stand, and Phila is about giving people a voice to stand up with courage. Phila encourages people to stand tall and ask the right questions about their health and by doing so, learn what’s available to them in the public health system.

The moment is now!

There’s no perfect time like this moment to become a better, wiser and healthier version of YOU! Your future health and wealth depends on this very moment. Phila! Live! Own the moment and become the dictator of your own future. What are you waiting for? Life is waiting for you. Phila! Inspired to live.

Power of Knowing


Knowledge is power! Those with the right knowledge, have the power to change their health and their lives. When you know more about your health, you are able to make better choices. Phila's 'power of knowing' rests on the two pillars of health:

Preventative Care

The Phila way is about taking the right steps in preventative care. The preventive care pillar is about taking deliberate steps to secure a healthy future.

Treatment, Care and Support

Where preventative care has failed, there is still life. Through the second pillar, you can always receive the needed treatment and support for you to have a better life. There's always life.

Phila is an initiative by the Department of Health, government departments and its partners aimed at inspiring people to make the 'right moves' when it comes to their health and lifestyle choices. By giving people knowledge about their health and directing them to the facilities available to them, Phila aims to help people navigate through the four highways of disease prevalent in South Africa, while emphasizing the urgency for people to get up and start making better choices.

Why "Phila?"

Phila means 'to live' and to 'have life'. It can also mean someone who is full of life, vigor and vitality.

Get up!

Phila evokes action in people. Phila enforces the need for people to start thinking more about their health and their lifestyles and start taking steps to live better, so that they can contribute to their communities. By saying 'get up' Phila is a wakeup call for everyone to literally GET UP and start moving into a better future.

Stand up!

Once you get up, you have to take a stand, and Phila is about giving people a voice to stand up with courage. Phila encourages people to stand tall and ask the right questions about their health and by doing so, learn what’s available to them in the public health system.

The moment is now!

There’s no perfect time like this moment to become a better, wiser and healthier version of YOU! Your future health and wealth depends on this very moment. Phila! Live! Own the moment and become the dictator of your own future. What are you waiting for? Life is waiting for you. Phila! Inspired to live.

Wellness Cry


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Get up, Stand up, Rise up, the moment is here

Can you feel it, can you hear it. Can you reach out for it!

The moment of change is here.

Moments come and go, but life changing moments come once in a life time.

So grab it! Live it, love it, move with it.

Because this is Phila!

Phila is an attitude that spreads faster than any other

It is the power of knowing and wanting to know more

Phila is knowing that life is worth living, life is worth preserving

It is in every stride we take, every run we complete

Phila is knowing that what we put in today affects tomorrow

It is in every calorie we cut, every healthy meal we plan

Phila is growing your never give up attitude

No matter how hard it gets, you still keep to Phila

Phila is in every wellness choice we make, Phila is good health

Welcome to the moment that will change your life, the moment of Phila.

Phila. Inspired to live.