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The Standing Committee on Finance and Portfolio Committee on Health invite you to submit written submissions on the Taxation of Sugar Sweetened Beverages. The Minister of Finance announced in the February 2016 Budget a decision to introduce a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) with effect from 1 April 2017 to help reduce excessive sugar intake….

The Council for Medial Aid Schemes (CMS) is looking for comment on the prescribed minimum benefits. This links to South Africas National Health Insurance as well as Universal Health Coverage in its outcomes. CMS are calling for comment and it should not be forgotten that patients should be involved in this process. As it affects…

Written By: Giulia Paravicini Original Content For PoliticoPro     Britain’s competition watchdog has fined drug companies Pfizer and Flynn Pharma a total of almost £90 million for overcharging the National Health Service (NHS) for an epilepsy drug and ordered the medication’s price be reduced. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said the pharma giants’ 2,600 percent overnight price hike…

Written by: PONTSHO PILANE Original Content from Bhekisisa A new study argues a teacher’s health habits could influence pupils’choices. Almost 80% of Western Cape primary school teachers could be overweight or obese, according to results from a study published recently in the BioMedCentral Public Health journal. Researchers argue that this could be trouble for pupils. The study measured…

        Activists say our anti-tobacco policies have gone “stale” calling for stronger regulations including health warnings in the form of graphic pictures. In 1996 South Africa’s health warnings on cigarette packaging were amongst the “best in the world” and were the most progressive in Africa, but not anymore, according to Dr Yussuf…

29 November 2016 – On 5 December the world will celebrate those who give their time and generosity of spirit to those in need. CANSA will be celebrating the many volunteers who are dedicated to making a positive difference to the lives of cancer survivors. “Without our network of about 7 000 trained volunteers we…

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