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In the death stakes #1 is the position to avoid. Stroke and diabetes are the 2nd and 3rd main causes of death in South Africa according to the 2014 figures just released by StatisticsSA. TB remains in unenviable pole position but the number of deaths are dropping each year. Great news. The ranking looks very…

Thumbs up to the NCDs cluster of the National Department of Health (NDoH) for its responsiveness to stakeholder recommendations. The draft cancer plan, National Plan for the Prevention and Control of Cancer 2015 – 2020 (NCCP) is being reviewed by multisector – all of society stakeholder meeting early next month. Click here to review this…

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…

Source SAnew.gov.za   20 November 2014 Cabinet has welcomed the launch of Operation Phakisa 2 which aims to transform all public sector clinics into “ideal clinics” that will provide good quality care to all communities. President Jacob Zuma launched Operation Phakisa 2: Scaling up Ideal Clinic Realisation and Maintenance Programme on Tuesday. Speaking at a post-Cabinet…

Chronic Care Model/ Self-management /Patient centred care Where is South African in its response to person-centred NCDs care?  The national Department of Health is putting its money and credibility behind its Integrated Chronic Disease Management (ICDM) Model with little consultation. (Integrated Chronic Disease Management: A step by step manual to guide implementation. Undated. Authors Dr…

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