Health Ministries

Dr. Alexis Llaguno, Director

We believe our body is the temple of God and as such we have a special responsibility to protect and care for our bodies. The promotion of good health and a healthy lifestyle is an integral part of the mission of the Seventh-day Adventists. The Health Ministries Department of Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division is committed to pursue Christ mission in restoring the image of God in man. “To make man whole” is the primary objective of the department. It seeks to fulfil its role by providing resource support, leadership training, event planning and professional support to Adventist churches and members.

Study done by  Adventist University of Africa Health Study released in 2021

This research provides  baseline data on the health conditions of Seventh-Day Adventist members in the continent of Africa. Download Link here


Church members are encouraged to have the COVID vaccination for their own protection, good health, unnecessary financial expenditure, emotional trauma,   longevity and others. This would also help to prevent the spread of COVID to others specially those close to you.  With  the highly contagious  COVID Delta variant, it is more imperative to take the jab. Listen to the video in English, in French and in Portuguese

For those who failed to attend the joint Portuguese Health Seminar by zoom on the 18th of July 2021, you can view the event by clicking the link below.  This is also a valuable resource material for everyone featuring speakers from the GC Health Ministries in the presence of Dr. Zeno Charles-Marcel and Dr. Katia Garcia Reinert, the incoming Adventist AIDS International Ministry Executive Director Dr. Fesaha Tsegaye Tegene,  Dr. Jorge Eduardo – Pediatrician from Angola, and Dr. Antonio Pascoal – Psychologist. Please share these relevant health topics with our health workers and church members. With this recording, people can listen and view it over again.



COVID-2019 Peter N. Landless., M.B., B.Ch., M.Med., FCP(SA), FACC, FASNC Director, General Conference Adventist Health Ministries

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Drug Awareness Month

Education in health principles was never more needed than now. Notwithstanding the wonderful progress in so many relating to the comforts and conveniences of life, even to sanitary matters and to the treatment of disease

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