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During the bus drivers’ strike let’s remember that good transport, or its lack, helps to shape our health. It is one of the social determinants of health.  The UK The Health Foundation’s new easy-to-read quick guide:  “What makes us healthy?explains how your opportunity for health is influenced by factors other than health services and financial support. It…

 Join the CANSA Bannerthon and support International Cancer Survivor’s Day International Cancer Survivors’ Day is on 3 June to acknowledge and celebrate the courageous individuals fighting cancer. The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) is promoting the CANSA ‘Bannerthon’, 1 – 6 June 2018 by encouraging all workplaces and businesses to show ‘visual’ support and…

This post puts the UN High-level Meeting for NCDs priorities in a South African context. It does not dilute the global call but pegs the South Africa response. 1  Put people first People living with, at risk of and affected by NCDs (PLWNCDs), young people, and civil society must be at the heart of the…

Global Development News Rights Info: Has The Social and Economic Rights Movement Failed? Moyn points to rising material inequality in both wealthy and developing nations, noting that this has happened during the post-World War Two era of human rights. Open Society Foundations: The Stabilizing Power of School for Children with Disabilities in Pakistan Disabilities can…

Global Development News The Telegraph: European cities consider making public transport free to tackle air pollution European cities are increasingly looking toward free transport in a bid to combat air pollution. Open Society Foundation: Virtual, Inclusive, and Strong: How a Youth Group Brings Disability Rights Mainstream What makes the group, known as Movimiento Estamos Tod@s En…

 #CANSAadvocacy   #CANSAserves   #CANSAcares 1. Alleviating the cancer burden Input to South Africa’s ‘Draft National Cancer Prevention and Control Plan’ (NCCP) In August 2017, CANSA collaborated with partner the Cancer Alliance, to give feedback, when stakeholders were invited to review and submit comments to the National Department of Health, on a draft document of the NCCP for…

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