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 This kind of dualism is outdated.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.
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That means making NCDs a priority in chapter 10 of the National Development Plan.
[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_btn title=”Read letter to Shisana” color=”violet” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sancda.org.za%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2021%2F12%2Fshisana-letter-health-summit-3-dec-approved-1.pdf|target:_blank”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Date 2 December 2018 about civil society participation in the first Presidential Health Summit 19-20 October 2o19 .
Letter from the SA NCDs+ Alliance to the former President’s Special Advisor on Social Policy 2018, Professor Olive Shisana. Shisana convened the working group for the summit.
People living with NCDs+ and those who use the public health system were not given a place to attend. This group was later to be called “users” with a chair appointed by Shisana.
This letter is part of a protest to exclusion and to challenge the methodology and outcomes of the Presidential Health Summit.
The Health Compact is an outcome that is stated in the National Development Plan[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]