NCDs policy crisis: letter to Mkhize May 2020
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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.
NDoH NCDs stakeholders letter May 2020
The unsigned and undated letter sent to nearly 150 stakeholders asking for comments on the “final draft” of the NCDs National Strategic Plan on 18 May 2020. The timelines for the previously unseen document are given in the table below.
|18/05/2020||Circulate the draft to ALL Stakeholders for inputs/comments|
|23/05 2020||Receive final inputs from Stakeholder|
|27/05/2020||Incorporate the inputs/comments received from the Stakeholders into the draft and finalise the draft Incorporate Costing input. Obtain Approval for Minster’s Foreword and DG’s Acknowledgement|
|26/05/2020||Prepare submission for consideration and recommendation by the Technical Committee of the NHC|
Health budget 2020
Programme 3 in the health vote 18 informs about planned spending on NCDs in the coming financial year. It is part of the estimates of national expenditure on the Treasury website.
NCDs expenditure is up 51% from 2019/20 but still miniscule when compared to communicable diseases.
SANCDA report: NCDs in the SDG era South Africa June 2019
The report on NCDs for the “new” minister of health in June 2019.
No response from the minister has been received nearly one year later.
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