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COVID-19 & NCDs evidence guidance report July 2020

Independent prognostic risk factors for severe COVID-19 & death are:
▲ Age 60 years and older ▲ males ▲CVD ▲hypertension
▲cerebrovascular disease ▲ diabetes

South African policy and practice must consider the report’s findings due to the context in which:
■ There are high rates of undiagnosed cases and poor levels of control for these NCDs especially diabetes and hypertension in South Africa;
■ The draft National NCDs Strategic Plan for 2020-2025 currently under consideration;
■ The need for coherence with current guidelines for the management of
these NCDs, many of which require review, and WHO guidance to deliver
evidence-based PHC for people with NCDs; and
■ The overarching National Department of Health plan to address the

[embeddoc url=”https://www.sancda.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/BHPSA-COVID-NCD-report-16-07-1.pdf” download=”all” viewer=”google”]South African report looking at the evidence in relation age, gender and NCds

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