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PMBs are a vital tool used by medical schemes because they explain the minimum services for which your medical scheme will pay. These are the “benefits” of belonging to a private medical scheme. As beneficiaries, we must know about these rather than the number of free movies! The PMBs have been a bone of contention…

With the first and biggest battle won against NCDs at the end of 2017, the Health Promotion Levy (HPL) comes into effect from April 2018. The tax works in the following way, the first 4g of sugar per 100ml in a drink is exempt from taxation. Any sugar after this is charged at a rate…

Each week we will be highlighting a story from the NCD Alliance’s Our Views Our Voices campaign. This week is the story of Rakiya from Nigeria, a woman living with Type 2 Diabetes and Arthritis this is her story. Our Views, Our Voices Our Views, Our Voices is an initiative that seeks to meaningfully involve people…

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…

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