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Co-hosted by the WHO and the South African government Dr Anban Pillay. Prospective delegates: WHO Member States (mostly European and civil servants), NGOs and patients groups and the pharma industry The 1st Fair Pricing Forum was held in 2017 and the meeting report is here. Looking for a resolution to go  to the World Health…

Friday, October 19, 2018 Deputy President David Mabuza says nothing short of a systemic overhaul is required to pull the country’s ailing health system out of the status quo. “We all agree that our health system is in crisis and needs urgent attention,” Mabuza said on Friday at the inaugural Presidential Health Summit. Delegates ranging…

The National Cancer Campaign (NCC), announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 16 February, 2018 will be launched today in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. The campaign will focus on primary prevention and community awareness. The Cancer Alliance applauds and supports this campaign. Cancer is one of the major non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in South Africa, and is on the…

All credits to Article Health-e News The 97-page paper outlines the country’s path to universal health coverage over 14 years and proposes dramatic changes in the role of private medical aids and the National Health Laboratory Services among others. Released on 10 December, the long awaited white paper begins by providing the background and justification…

In 2011 President Jacob Zuma and the South African government committed to NCDs prevention and control in line with global conventions. Since then many more commitments have been undertaken. As part of civil society’s watchdog role the SA NCD Alliance monitors how the government is doing. Today we release our report card covering the years…

Click here to download the SA Health Promotion Policy & Strategy 2015-19 (HPP&S 15-19) 46 pages. Date of publication:  unknown Purposes 1.To enable South African to increase control over and improve its own health using the PHC approach, which is multidisciplinary in nature; 2.To provide guidelines to support actions at appropriate levels that will advance the aims…

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