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The SA NCD Alliance attended at the second Fix the Patent Laws training and advocacy workshop host by MSF South Africa in Johannesburg. The meeting aimed to further the advocacy into South African patent la reforms taking partners from all areas of civil society and related fields. Over the two days advocacy work was further…

Fix the Patent Laws (FTPL) leas partners Medecines Sans Frontiers held their first training workshop and civil society consulting meeting on July 24th-25th at the offices of Section 27 in Johannesburg. The training workshop brought together civil society organisations and stakeholders to learn about patent law reform.  South African urgently needs to reform patent laws for medicines…

Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has blamed manufacturers for shortages of medicines including HIV and tuberculosis drugs, but a civil society coalition has alleged 80%of stock outs are due to poor management. Community members have also complained about medicine stock outs. In the Stop the Stock Outs Project’s latest survey, more than 40 percent of…

Cancer of the cervix (CaCx) is the only NCDs indicator monitored in the District Health Barometer 2013-2014 due its historical focus on Millennium Development Goals. Cervical cancer (CaCx) is the 2nd most frequent cancer among SA women Most frequent cancer among women between 15-44 years 43 million women aged ≥15 years are at risk 7,735…

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