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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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    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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    Comment on Sugar Tax Deadline 22 August 2016

    July 14, 2016

    The South African government is looking comment on the new sugar beverages tax proposed in February this year by finance minister Pravin Gordhan. The tax proposes a 20% levied tax on sugar beverages sold in the country. The deadline for written submissions is August 22nd 2016. No Submissions to be accepted after the date. The tax …..

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    Opportunity: Award for patient “overcoming” & giving back closing date 10 Aug 16

    July 8, 2016

     Bakken Invitation Awards global patient awards Africa needs your entry You likely work with people who represent the spirit of this program — people who, with the help of medical technology, are making the world a better place. All applicants with eligible medical technology, regardless of the manufacturer, can apply or be nominated. Who: patients …..

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