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Over 200 civil society representatives from 6 contents adopted the Sharjah Declaration on NCDs  at the first Global NCD Alliance forum. South Africa was represented  Elize Joubert (CEO CANSA) and Vicki Pinkney-Atkinson. Click here to download the declaration. The SA NCD Alliance committed to support the 2030 Agenda (code for Sustainable Development Goals) by: Joining forces – working…

Pretoria SAnews.gov.za First Lady Tobeka Madiba-Zuma says urgent action is needed to raise awareness and develop practical strategies to address the burden of cancer. “Now more than ever, there is a need for a commitment to help drive advancements in policy and encourage implementation of comprehensive national cancer control plans,” said Madiba-Zuma. Speaking a day…

Patient- or person-centred care is the next paradigm shift in healthcare systems strengthening and it has the power to change lives. It shows the way to integrated NCDs care. Understand more about PCCC by watching this series of 4 videos. The 7 PCCC building blocks were developed by the LIVESTRONG Foundation has published the outcome…

A World Health Organization report on NCDs prevention and control (2014) that is framed around the nine voluntary global targets. The report provides data on the current situation, identifying bottlenecks as well as opportunities and priority actions for attaining the targets. The 2010 baseline estimates on NCD mortality and risk factors are provided so that…

Only 3 provinces have draft (not officially approved) NCDs plans and none have a budgetary allocation that can be traced to NCDs. Assessing the extent of NCDs roll out is difficult as neither budgets nor monitoring mechanisms are available. The three provinces are Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga (see Table 1). No province meets the all…

  The SA NCD Alliance and its NCDs Network met with the Deputy Minister of Health, Dr Joe Phaahla on 11 December 2014. The most important outcome is the establishment of a 2 monthly intersectoral NCDs forum for communication and consultation. The purpose of the forum is to inform, involve and seek feedback from stakeholders…

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