Policy NCDs National Strategic Plan 2021-2016 final version

Policy NCDs National Strategic Plan 2021-2016 final version

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]The final draft of the 3rd NCDs+ National Strategic Plan that was submitted to the South African National Health Council Technical Committee in Nov 2021 for approval by the National Department of Health. This approximate version has been approved.

The version was finalised by an NDoH Technical Committee after a long non-transparent development process. The SA NCDs+ Alliance was the only civil society representative on the TC.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text][pdf-embedder url=”https://www.sancda.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Annex-a-sancda-ncds-timeline-policy-events-26-Jan-word-version-.pdf” title=”Annex a sancda ncds timeline policy events 26 Jan word version”][/vc_column_text][vcex_spacing][vcex_button align=”left”]Click Here To Download[/vcex_button][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Draft hypertension guideline April 21: comment on

Draft hypertension guideline April 21: comment on

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The National Department of Health’s 3rd draft of its hypertension guideline is open for comment.
It is important that civil society makes inputs if you want to ensure the quality of NCDs care in NHI or universal health coverage (UHC) and beyond.
Commentary may have already closed, but we need more time to scrutinize. Transparent and inclusive policy development is the key to good governance.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Please make comment by using the “review” function on the Word document.
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Delivering NCDs medicines access CCMDD

Delivering NCDs medicines access CCMDD

After 7 years the government’s flagship NHI medicines access programme, called CCMDD (Centralised Chronic Medicines Dispensing and Distribution) the majority, 76%, get HIV medication. In 2019, 24% are on NCDs medication alone. Getting CCMDD right for people with NCDs is absolutely critical and so far only those with hypertension are cracking it. What do you think?

So before #COVID19 continued access to medicines for NCDs was difficult and the pandemic just made it worse. So if you take HIV medications, ARVs, then you get access and access to remote pickup. Thus avoiding the risk of COVID-19 infection and possible death.

This PowerPoint Presentation is by National Department of Health’s Maggie Munsamy NHI Technical specialist and head of CCMDD. It was part of the Webinar hosted by CANSA for Universal Health Coverage Day 2020.

NCDs policy crisis: letter to Mkhize May 2020

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.