Patients take universal health coverage into their own hands

    April 9, 2016

    150 patients’ advocates from 48 countries are meeting in London to discuss how innovation can help achieve universal, patient-centred and sustainable access to healthcare around the world.  The SA NCD Alliance is represented by PHANGO. Patients’ groups, academics and health organisations will meet at the 7th Global Patients Congress, from 9-11 April, to share innovative best practice, research …..

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    Mental Health – A Glaring Light on 36 Deaths in Gauteng- Comment

    September 23, 2016

    The sad and disturbing deaths of 26 mental health patients during relocation to another facility.  Bringing the total of mentally disabled deaths in Gauteng to 36 over recent months. The Department of Health has launched an investigation into the deaths stating that the cause and appropriate people responsible are to be held accountable for the tragedy …..

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    “Sugar tax” conditional support from SA NCD Alliance – Policy Paper Commentary

    September 23, 2016

    Who wants to pay higher prices for a cold drink? Not many citizens find this a great option. So it is not surprising that there has been a hullabaloo surrounding Treasury’s Policy Paper relating to the “sugar tax.” Even less surprising is the way in which the beverage industry is capitalising on the messy situation. …..

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    Comment on WHO Draft Shanghai Declaration on Health Promotion by 15 October 2016

    September 20, 2016

    The Zero Draft Shanghai Declaration on Health Promotion is open for web-based consultation with NGOs and other interested groups.  Send comments to healthpromotion@who.int by 15 October 2016. Participants at the WHO’s 9th Global Conference on Health Promotion (Shanghai 21-24 November 2016) will endorse the final declaration. The purpose of the conference is to highlight the critical links between health promotion …..

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    National Research Foundation Amendment Bill 2015 – Comment open

    September 20, 2016

    National Research Foundation Amendment Draft Bill, 2015. The period for comment expires on 2016-10-05 The Department of Science and Technology has published the National Research Foundation Amendment Bill 2015, and is asking you to comment. The Bill seeks to amend the National Research Foundation Act, 1998, so as to: delete and insert certain definitions; extend …..

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    Combating NCDs in Africa request to -WHO AFRO Regional Meeting declaration

    August 22, 2016

    Africa’s response to the epidemic of NCDs since the political declaration on NCDs in 2011 has been underwhelming. 74% of WHO AFRO countries do not have an operational national strategy/ plan that incorporates the major NCDs and their associated burden of disease. NCDs is the fastest growing burden of disease in the Africa Region with …..

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    Michael Bloomberg Appointed WHO NCDs Ambassador

    August 18, 2016

    Former New York mayor and global philanthropist Michael Bloomberg yesterday was named WHO Noncommunicable Diseases Ambassador the honorary position carries a 2-year period of appointment. Bloomberg will work in conjunction with national and local governmental and political leaders across the world. His role will be in highlighting the NCDs burden of disease and injuries. It …..

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