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COVID-19: Addressing hunger in South Africa

It is time to remove all red tape in order to feed the hungry. Collaboration rather than control is essential if we are to effectively combat this crisis.

North West Health officials placed on suspension

The North West Department of Health has suspended four senior officials over allegations of tender irregularities. Health MEC Madoda Sambatha said two of the officials are directors attached to the Infrastructure Development Technical Support chief directorate, including one director responsible…

People living longer and healthier lives but COVID-19 threatens to throw progress off track

Compared with the advances against communicable
diseases, there has been inadequate progress in preventing
and controlling premature death from NCDs. However, countries need comprehensive
strategies to reduce these causes of death more effectively to achieve global targets by 2030

Living with NCDs? Prepare for COVID-19

Living with an NCD? Here is and adapted WHO list for NCDs shielding during COVID-19 lockdown. Or until the vaccine arrives.

Insulin in the time of Covid-19

It is our third week of hosting the #diabetes helpline. One clear message is that access to #insulin and other supplies are problematic in the public sector for those with #type1diabetes or #type2diabetes. Insulin is injected and must be administered…

Free diabetes helpline COVID-19 lockdown

WHY? PLWD -People living with diabetes- who are infected have a higher chance of getting a serious form of COVOD-19. So we want you to stay healthy, on stay on your treatment plan and stay at home.  WHAT? We offer…

Free diabetes helpline COVID-19 lockdown

WHY? PLWD -People living with diabetes- who are infected have a higher chance of getting a serious form of COVOD-19. So we want you to stay healthy, on stay on your treatment plan and stay at home.  WHAT? We offer…

COVID-19 and NCDs

Older people and those of us living with NCDs need to special care. Get a 3 month supply of medicines for NCDs Avoid crowds and not essential travel Stay home as much as possible Try and stay 2 metres from…

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