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Vicki and David Pinkney-Atkinson   The South African NCDs Alliance (SANCDA) and its NCDs partners are celebrating a pivotal win with the creation of a national NCDs coordinating body. In July after four years of consistent advocacy, the South African National Health Commission (SANHC) was created. It marks an advocacy tipping point with the official…

  Universal Health Coverage Day, commemorated each 12 December, is the anniversary of the first unanimous United Nations resolution calling for countries to provide affordable, quality health care to every person, everywhere. Universal health coverage has been included in the new Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations. Universal Health Coverage (UHC) means everyone…

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