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November 27, 2018 The Presidency and Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi seem intent on pushing the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill through Parliament before next year’s election despite major unanswered questions. The revised NHI Bill was presented to Cabinet’s social cluster sub-committee on 27 November 2018  before going to Cabinet, according to the health department. However,…

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…

This is billed as being about the Checka Impilo or National Wellness Campaign … but some how it got to be more about a failing health system. Take a look.  Checka Impilo Source SAnews.gov.za Deputy President Mabuza used the Health Summit to launch Checka Impilo, a national wellness campaign that focuses on testing and treating…

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…

This post puts the UN High-level Meeting for NCDs priorities in a South African context. It does not dilute the global call but pegs the South Africa response. 1  Put people first People living with, at risk of and affected by NCDs (PLWNCDs), young people, and civil society must be at the heart of the…

In September 2018 the United Nations High-Level Meeting  on NCDs (UN HLM NCDs) takes place. People around the world are joining together to say: “We have had #EnoughNCDs and action is needed. Now!” The SANCDA joins the global campaign convened by NCD Alliance together with our global network of people and organizations. We demand that…

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