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As you will be aware, the draft 13th WHO General Programme of Work 2019-2023 (GPW) is now available online in six languages. The draft GPW was developed taking into account feedback received on a concept note through public consultations. The current draft will be discussed at a Special Session of WHO’s Executive Board on 22 and…

Over the last few months, Rare Diseases SA has spent time revising their strategic focus. Whilst we know that there are many challenges which affect the global rare disease population at large, we also have realized that there are many local challenges which need to be addressed. In line with our mission of advocating and…

Please note that the SANCD Alliance does not hold the right to this content and it belongs to the original writer and the Department of Social Development.  To view the Isibindi webpage please follow the link: http://www.naccw.org.za/isibindi   The Department of Social Development, in partnership the National Association of Child Care Workers, have been piloting a…

This is the WHO final report into ending childhood obesity. Coming as we have just celebrated world obesity day on October 11th 2016. A number of South African causes and initiatives have rallied behind the epidemic looking for answers and solutions to it. “Obesity rates in South Africa are increasing rapidly, with almost 70% of women…

The long awaited march to the Department of Trade and Industry by Treatment Action Campagin in regard to Fix Patent laws happened on September 27th. The march was a resounding success and raised massive awareness and attention on the desperate need for patent law reform in South Africa. The relatively new movement is gaining fast…

The Zero Draft Shanghai Declaration on Health Promotion is open for web-based consultation with NGOs and other interested groups.  Send comments to healthpromotion@who.int by 15 October 2016. Participants at the WHO’s 9th Global Conference on Health Promotion (Shanghai 21-24 November 2016) will endorse the final declaration. The purpose of the conference is to highlight the critical links between health promotion…

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