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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,…

Getting people living with NCDs (PLWNCDs) involved in advocacy is a global challenge that just got a whole lot easier. Your support and views can help to drive change for better NCDs prevention and care. As PLWNCDs, we are powerful agents of change and our successful participation stands to make the global and national NCDs responses…

 Note: Vicki Pinkney-Atkinson Climate action, SDG 13, is closely linked to Health SDG 3 and NCDs  Some SDG 13 targets:  Strengthen resilience &  adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation,…

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…

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…

Health-e News September 28, 2015 For the next 15 years, the newly  adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will guide what donors fund and what countries push – and the world may just take a page from Africa’s playbook as it pursue universal health coverage. Born in Springs on Johannesburg’s East Rand, Matshidiso Moeti grew up watching…

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