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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…

Writen by: Amy Green  Published on Health-e News: April 3, 2018 There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the sugar tax which was officially implemented on April 1st. The tax, equivalent to a levy of about 11 percent on a can of coke, is aimed at tackling South Africa’s obesity epidemic and the diseases…

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…

NCDs Atlas of the NCD Alliance has recently been published. This showcases advocacy by civil society groups from around the globe. Four of the reports published in the Atlas became award winners at the Sharjah NCD conference in the areas of: ADVOCACY Coalición Latinoamérica Saludable – Rapid Regional Response to Strengthen and Defend National NCD…

Written by: Kerry Cullinan For: Health-e News For over 18 months, the sugar and beverage industries have had the help of politicians to wage war against a proposed tax on sugary drinks in a microcosm of all that is rotten in this country. But the fight is not yet over. Yunus Carrim, chair of the…

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