This is a special kind of health stakeholder consultation in terms of the National Health Act. It set the standard for the future and not a high one. The national Department of Health special. Short notice with little choice of topic Since then the notice is much shorter. Inclusion is still a mystery. In 2006 it was based on which organisations the Minster liked. Mostly anything but HIV.
The attached programme is illustrative of the era. These were tough times. Getting an invitation was like a poison chalice. It showed the rift between the Mbeki administration and the people. AGISA was incomprehensible and deliver at great length.
Disability access was laughable. The minister injured a foot and arrived late in a wheelchair. The usually constructed stage had no disabled access certainly not for a wheelchair. So it took great deliberation to find 4 strong people to lift the wheelchair and minister onto the stage. The rest is a bit of a blur until lunch.
ndoh letter and prog Nat consult forum may 2006
I chose a table near the door and went to get lunch. When I came back the minister and health MECs filled the table it was a conventient spot for a wheelchair bound person. The minster ordered wine, the only person in the room to do so. I had a diet cold drink. The minister stated how poor my choice refreshement was, all the artifical sweetners were terribly bad for me. The MEC ssat sicophantically by and one even pretended to drink wine.
Memories of a survivor
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Deadline for comment is July 9th 2018
To provide for control over smoking; to regulate the sale and advertising of tobacco products and electronic delivery systems; to regulate the packaging and appearance of tobacco products and electronic delivery systems and to make provision for the standardisation of their packaging; to provide for standards in respect of the manufacturing and export of tobacco products and electronic delivery systems; to prohibit the sale of tobacco products and electronic delivery systems to and by persons under the age of 18 years; to prohibit the free distribution of tobacco products and electronic delivery systems; to prohibit the sale of tobacco products and electronic delivery systems by means of vending machines; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
South Africa Department of Health Annual Report 2015/16
Partnerships and collaborative efforts have expanded our capacity to meet the National Development Plan (NDP) objectives of reducing the burden of disease, increasing life expectancy of 70 years, and having an AIDS-free generation of under 20’s by 2030. To this end, we have announced two major plans to be implemented during the current financial year: to provide access to ARV treatment to anyone confirmed HIV positive; and to provide PrEP (Pre Exposure Prophylaxis) to sex workers. We will allow
the evaluation of effectiveness of this programme to inform the further expansion to other vulnerable groups.