2015 Rights of persons with disabilities White Paper.

2015 Rights of persons with disabilities White Paper.

The social framing of disability is at the heart of the White Paper and follows on similar moves globally. However, WHO declines to make a clear exclusionalry defintion of disablitily.
HIV health programmes is mentioned on page 88 as a prime intervention in South Africa. The only clear funding at a national level is for HIV-related programmes via a conditional grant. Disability is framed as a social issue and added as a priority via the social chapter of the National Development Plan (NDP).

his means in effect the prevention and treatment of NCDs preventable sight loss like diabetes and hypertension are not considered in this policy as it follows the social model of disability. This kind of dualism is outdated. Deal with social issues but allow for the causes to be addressed directly through the National Department of Health. with funding.
That means making NCDs a priority in chapter 10 of the National Development Plan.

white paper on disability rights 2019
NCDs+ human rights complaint SAHRC Jan 2022

NCDs+ human rights complaint SAHRC Jan 2022

In January 2022 the SANCD+A resubmitted its amended complaint to the SA Human Rights Commission. The complaint is structured with numbering according to the SAHRC online complaint form. The original complaint was accepted in Dec 2020.

The changes include:

  • Inclusion of government beyond health, including the Presidency, National Planning Commission and including Provincial Departments of Health
  • Making NCDs+ a national priority in the National Development Plan (NDP)
  • Sharper focus on rights and desired outcomes
  • Easier reading format with hyperlinks to references
  • An annexure with the NCDs+ policy and events timelines from 2006
COMPLAINTS FORM to SAHRC resubmission 2022 final v 24122