Open/Close Menu NCDs, noncmmunicable diseases, diabetes, hypertension, asthma, stroke, cancer, cardiovascular disease, patient advocacy

Professor David Wood                                 President, CEO 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 WHO official Dr Derek…

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…

The NCDs Digest is compiled by; 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…

Vicki and David Pinkney-Atkinson     The South African Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance (SANCDA) and its NCDs partners are celebrating a pivotal win with the creation of the national NCDs coordinating council. Having taken four years of consistent advocacy for the legal enablement of the South African National Health Commission (SANHC) at the end of August…

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…

For emergency cases        1-800-700-6200