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CANSA Offers Complimentary Skin Cancer Screening The most serious type of skin cancer is melanoma, with South Africa having the highest incidence in the world. In a bid to reduce the scourge of this disease, CANSA is partnering with the Skin Cancer Foundation of South Africa, on National Skin Cancer Screening Day, on 1 September 2017, by offering…

Global Development News Human Rights Watch: A Peek Behind the World Bank’s Mask On June 27 Human Rights Watch released a joint report documenting forced and child labour linked to the World Bank’s agriculture projects in Uzbekistan.  Rights Info: Five Ways You Can Make Sure Parliament Talks About Your Rights Although they often get a…

A Pre-Forum Youth Workshop will be organized on 7-8 December ahead of the 2nd Global NCD Alliance Forum from 9-11 December 2017, in Sharjah, the United Arab Emirates on the theme of Stepping up the pace on NCDs: making 2018 count.  The Global NCD Alliance Forum 2017 will be held by the NCD Alliance in partnership…

The Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi will this week launch two critical cancer policies namely, Cervical and Breast Cancer policies aimed at addressing high mortality caused by these cancers, management of the condition as well as improve the quality of life of women in South Africa. Breast and Cervical cancers have been identified amongst…

The SANCDA is proud to congratulate CANSA CEO Elize Joubert in her winning of the Standard Bank Top Women Award in Public Service. This speaks volumes for the leadership and the CANSA organisation as a whole.

JOHANNESBURG, 14th AUGUST 2017 – On 8 August 2017, the Department of Trade and Industry published the Draft Intellectual Property Policy of the Republic of South Africa, Phase I, 2017. The Fix the Patent Laws Campaign (FTPL) welcomes its publication for public comment. The FTPL, a coalition of 34 patient advocacy groups, welcomes the clear…

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