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Coming soon NCDs+ national strategy

After 8 years of advocacy the South African NCDs strategy takes reality into account. To be launched in Somerset East it puts people at the...

Comment on: The Draft NPO Amendment Bill 2021

A bill that aims at changing the current NPO Act 1997 which was meant to help NPOs to be formed and function. However, over time gaps indentified need fixing especailly those relating to small NPOs and community based organisations. It also deals with abuse of NPOs

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2023 NDoH Annual Performance Plan presentation

2023 NDoH Annual Performance Plan presentation

chicken or egg? The APP sets the objectives for the NDoH for the current financial year. For NCDs, there might be more outcomes listed with no incentive to do anything differently. It is still down to the provinces most of which dont have NCDs plans.

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Advocating for Universal Health Coverage Workshop

Advocating for Universal Health Coverage Workshop

EANNASO with the Civil Society Engagement Mechanism for UHC2030 (CSEM) and partners in the region invites all civil society and community representatives interested in achieving health for all to an advocacy workshop on universal health coverage (UHC) on 23 November 2021.

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Communities to Act on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

Communities to Act on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

This Global Week for Action on NCDs (6 – 12 September 2021), the South African Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance (SANCDA), of which the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) is a founding partner, celebrate the progress made in raising the profile of people living with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in SA. Together with other civil society members, the Global Week of Action on NCDs hails the power and potential of people to act together on and drive NCDs change. The aim is to ensure that commitments made by government to improve health for people living with NCDs, will become a reality. The challenges presented by COVID-19 will not compromise action to help relieve the NCDs burden.

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COVID-19 deaths not cut by hydroxychloroquine

COVID-19 deaths not cut by hydroxychloroquine

Hydroxychloroquine does not reduce deaths from COVID-19 and may even cause unwanted damage, recent studies have found. According to the new Cochrane Review, the drug probably does not reduce the number of people needing mechanical ventilation. “In addition, they note...

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