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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…

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…

During the bus drivers’ strike let’s remember that good transport, or its lack, helps to shape our health. It is one of the social determinants of health.  The UK The Health Foundation’s new easy-to-read quick guide:  “What makes us healthy?explains how your opportunity for health is influenced by factors other than health services and financial support. It…

The Zero Draft Shanghai Declaration on Health Promotion is open for web-based consultation with NGOs and other interested groups.  Send comments to healthpromotion@who.int by 15 October 2016. Participants at the WHO’s 9th Global Conference on Health Promotion (Shanghai 21-24 November 2016) will endorse the final declaration. The purpose of the conference is to highlight the critical links between health promotion…

Numbers don’t lie, especially if you take a look at the place of NCDs in the draft health budget. The words about NCDs imply commitment to solving a huge health problem.   That is superficial though when it comes to NCDs. There a heaps of great sounding words (policies and plans) but a clear lack…

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