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 Note: Vicki Pinkney-Atkinson Climate action, SDG 13, is closely linked to Health SDG 3 and NCDs  Some SDG 13 targets:  Strengthen resilience &  adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation,…

Summary: 1st WHO essential diagnostic list focusing on mainly communicable diseases with a recommendation to include more NCDs in a future edition. PHC and facility level essential package.   Vicki Pinkney-Atkinson Improving NCDs diagnosis & treatment outcomes Today, many people are unable to get tested for diseases because they cannot access diagnostic services. Many are incorrectly…

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says the panel that has been established to review a list off zero-rated food products will submit its report next month.  The Minister said this when he tabled the Treasury’s Budget Vote at the National Assembly on 22 May 2018. As part of measures to address a budget shortfall, the National…

Originally published on Written by: JOAN VAN DYK Meanwhile, a lone specialist in the North West caters for 3.7-million people as four provinces are forced to send patients to Gauteng. There is not a single radiation oncologist left in Limpopo or Mpumalanga, according to an annual survey conducted by the South African Society of Clinical and Radiation…

Vapes and e-cigarettes, also known as electronic tobacco delivery systems, face regulation in terms of the draft Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill. “….nicotine is a highly addictive and toxic substance. that the long term harmful effects of using electronic delivery systems remain unknown. that the use of electronic delivery systems may…

9 out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air Air pollution levels remain dangerously high in many parts of the world. New data from the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that 9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants. Updated estimations reveal the alarming death toll of 7 million people every…

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