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Gauteng Health NCDs committee shows the way

Gauteng leads the way by holding regular intersectoral NCD prevention and control co-ordination meetings.  Its goal is to co-ordinate and facilitate action and planning for NCDs in the province.

At the  second meeting at Helen Joseph Hospital on August 28 2015.  Holding the first provincial NCD prevention and control committee meeting.

The Gauteng DoH is the first province to bring together members from multiple government sectors  (all of government) – Education, Social Development, Sports and Recreation, Rural Development, and NCD stakeholders (all of society.) These include NCDs NGOs including SA NCD Alliance, CANSA and Love Your Nuts and the industry. The aim is to create and focused inclusive plan to combat NCDs.

Gauteng DoH is applauded for bringing together all relevant members to discuss and formulate a plan to make a positive change in the approach to fighting NCDs.  This is a great example for us all to follow especially at the critical provincial level.

The next meeting is on 23 September 9:00 to 13:00 at Ann Latsky College.  RSVP to Ms Dudu Mthombeni

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