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
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Another unanswered letter to the Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize asking for an intervention that will save NCDs lives.
People living with NCDs ask for action on failed government NCDs policy amid ongoing bungling
This time in the Covid-19 pandemic
Receipt of the letter confirmed by NDoH. No written response and no perceptible intervention. As usual.
The National Department of Health’s NCDs National Strategic Plan released on 18 May 2020 for comment in less than a week. This after more than 6 months since the last draft.
It still does not meet the criteria requested by NCDs civil society organisations and activists.
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