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Heart and Stroke Foundation World Heart Day, which happens every year on 29 September, will see iconic landmarks turned red in honour of the occasion with Table Mountain and the Wheel at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town being lit up on Friday night. The day was created and led by the World Heart Federation…

Professor David Wood                                 President, CEO, The World Heart Federation.  As you may have read, September 13th in New York City, a new global initiative was launched named the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. This foundation – whose leadership includes former…

According to the South African Medical Journal¹ the overall survival rates for childhood cancer in South Africa remain low when compared to international data. Greater awareness of the warning signs of childhood cancer can encourage earlier diagnosis and lead to improved outcomes for all ethnic groups. Many childhood cancers are treatable with high treatment success…

Mathilde Chiesa Global Development News The Conversation: After 30 years of the Montreal Protocol, the ozone layer is gradually healing This weekend marks the 30th birthday of the Montreal Protocol, often dubbed the world’s most successful environmental agreement. The Time: How Your Food Waste Could Eventually Power Your Home Researchers have been working for years…

Vicki and David Pinkney-Atkinson   The South African NCDs Alliance (SANCDA) and its NCDs partners are celebrating a pivotal win with the creation of a national NCDs coordinating body. In July after four years of consistent advocacy, the South African National Health Commission (SANHC) was created. It marks an advocacy tipping point with the official…

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