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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…

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…

Article from: Witten by: Kerry Cullinan BUDGET: R4,2-billion has been allocated the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme to be spent over the three years – but exactly how the NHI will work remains vague Photo – Masutane Modjadji, Health-e News.T The National Health Insurance aims to make a package of essential healthcare free to all citizens and…

With the first and biggest battle won against NCDs at the end of 2017, the Health Promotion Levy (HPL) comes into effect from April 2018. The tax works in the following way, the first 4g of sugar per 100ml in a drink is exempt from taxation. Any sugar after this is charged at a rate…

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…

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