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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…

 RPN (ICU) Diabetes  Nurse Specialist SA NCD Alliance (SANCDA) Associate and Diabetes Education Society of South Africa (DESSA) member Ramadan is approaching and people living with diabetes are advised to plan before starting the month-long fast. Approximately 100 million people with diabetes world-wide fast during Ramadan and most are able to fast the whole month. But…

For the first time, since 1997 diseases of the circulatory system (18,5%) was the top ranking group followed by certain infectious and parasitic disease (18,2%).  It also was the first time NCDs were leading underlying  cause of death in 2 provinces, Western Cape and Gauteng. (p. 42) NCDs accounted for 57.4% of deaths in 2016 while…

Each week we will be highlighting a story from the NCD Alliance’s Our Views Our Voices campaign. This week is the story of Rakiya from Nigeria, a woman living with Type 2 Diabetes and Arthritis this is her story. Our Views, Our Voices Our Views, Our Voices is an initiative that seeks to meaningfully involve people…

Written for Health-e News     Written By: Thabo Molelekwa Liquid sugar is easily absorbed, and most of the sugar from sweetened beverages has no nutritional value beyond the sugar content. The fact that sugary drinks are a major cause of obesity and diabetes came into focus at the recent Cardio Vascular Disease Imbizo in Sandton, Johannesburg. Speaking…

Kim Harrisberg With 10,000 new diabetes cases diagnosed every month, we are drowning in sugar – one of the most accessible, affordable and addictive of foods. This is Melanie’s story of losing her leg to diabetes, narrated by Dr Luvhengo, the Head of Surgery at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital. This, he says, is a health crisis…

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