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    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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    WHO AFRO Regional Meeting, 19-23 August 2016, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    August 22, 2016

    The African response to the epidemic of NCDs since the political declaration on NCDs in 2011 has been less than pronounced. Data has shown that in the past 6 years the rates of NCDs has increased 21% in 2010 and up further to 30% in 2012. This steady climb is alarming because 74% of African …..

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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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    Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) Global Status Report 2015-17: People, Policy, Programmes, Progress

    July 29, 2016

    The report was written by the World Heart Federation on behalf of RHD Action. It provides a ‘snapshot’ of the people, policies and programmes that are working to prevent and control RHD around the world today. It features interviews with the people at the heart of the RHD community: both those living with RHD and the …..

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    Growing problem of HIV and NCDs

    July 29, 2016

    Three-quarters of people on antiretroviral treatment at a clinic in Khayelitsha were also being treated for hypertension. Yet there is not enough information about how HIV and common NCDs such as hypertension and diabetes interact, or how medicines to treat them interact. This is according to Dr Tolu Oni from the University of Cape Town, who …..

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    Stop Booby Trapping Access to Medicines!

    July 20, 2016

    WEDNESDAY 19th JULY 2016, DURBAN: Women from across the world today stormed the corporate stall of multinational pharmaceutical company Roche at the AIDS 2016 conference in Durban. The activists demanded Roche urgently drop the price of a vital breast cancer treatment. The women showered the company’s stand with over a thousand bras gathered from women …..

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    A Community Conversation with People Living with HIV and Non-­‐communicable Diseases

    July 19, 2016

          A Community Conversation with People Living with HIV and Non-­‐communicable Diseases (NCDs) AIDS 2016, Durban, South Africa Wednesday 20th July 13:00-­‐15:00 Global Village, the People Living with HIV Networking Zone, nr 607     Non-­‐communicable diseases (NCDs -­‐ mainly cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic  respiratory diseases, and diabetes) are the most common cause …..

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    The Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa announces a new CEO

    July 14, 2016

    The Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa (HSFSA) is pleased to introduce Professor Pamela Naidoo, our newly appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) from 01 September 2016.   Naidoo is a public health and behavioral medicine specialist with 28 years of experience in the health sector spanning both non-communicable and communicable diseases. Naidoo is the Research …..

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