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Mboweni: Implementation key to SA’s economic growth

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni says the country needs to work on the implementation of policies if it is to realize improvements and growth in the country’s sluggish economy. Mboweni made the comment when he delivered his opening remarks at the…

Revise WHO biosimilar guidelines urgently

SANCDA supports the call for updating WHO biosimilar medicine standards

UHC – From promises to progress on Health for All

The SANCDA, together with over 130 of our global NCDs comrades, asked our governments and officials to take action. Click here to read the letter. For a list of signatories click here. Action is required to make universal health coverage (UHC)…

“E-cigarettes not safe” US health sources

e-cigarettes (and vaping) are not safe and can cause irreversible lung damage and disease

Comment extended: NHI Bill 29 November 2019

[wpdevart_countdown text_for_day=”Days” text_for_hour=”Hours” text_for_minut=”Minutes” text_for_second=”Seconds” countdown_end_type=”date” end_date=”11-10-2019 17:59″ start_time=”1567534131″ end_time=”0,1,1″ action_end_time=”hide” content_position=”center” top_ditance=”10″ bottom_distance=”10″ ][/wpdevart_countdown]The Portfolio Committee on Health invites stakeholders and interested parties to submit written submissions on the National Health Insurance Bill [B11-2019] The objective of the Bill is…

WHO – Assessing National Capacity For The Prevention and Control of NCDs

Last year, 2015 was an historic year for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). Global leaders, recognizing the enormous burden that NCDs place on people and communities in developed and developing countries, included them in the new global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As…

WHO – 2016 who Technical Report on Conflict of Interest and Nutrition

In response to the emerging challenge of conflicts of interest in nutrition, the Department of Nutrition for Health and Development at WHO headquarters convened a WHO technical consultation on “Addressing and managing conflicts of interest in the planning and delivery…

WHO – 2016 WHO Earmarked Tobacco Taxes

Globally, and particularly in low- and middle-income countries, health budgets are under strain to meet the challenge of preventing the growing prevalence of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). Many countries have developed fiscal mechanisms to help finance the health sector and health…

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