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3rd Happy Hour Xchange with SANCDA

The South African Non-Communicable Disease Alliance (SANCDA) will host the 3rd Happy Hour Xchange on Thursday, 22 April 2021 at 18:00 focussing on...

SANCDA Host Second Happy Hour Xchange

The South African Non-Communicable Disease Alliance (SANCDA) will host the 2nd Happy Hour Xchange on Thursday, 8 April 2021 at 18:00. Dr Vicki will...

2021-22 Health Budget

Health budget more money for NCDs and Health Promotion. There is a bit of give and take….. Analysis later.

NCD Countdown to 2030 – Media Release from Lancet

Over the next two weeks, The Lancet will be publishing two reports calling for urgent global action on non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The NCD Countdown to 2030 tracks global progress on non-communicable diseases against commitments to reduce deaths from NCDs by a...

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Time to ACT on NCDs and Build Back Better

Time to ACT on NCDs and Build Back Better

The SANCDA and partners are urging government to help lower NCDs related deaths and implement ongoing, sustained care for people living with NCDs, during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. NCDs such as heart attacks, strokes, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes and mental health – are currently the number one cause of death and disability globally and in South Africa, with the global NCD burden expected to increase by 17% by 2025.

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COVID-19 and NCDs – a Newly Acknowledged Vulnerability

The South Africa Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance (SA NCDs Alliance) is raising concern over the systemic neglect of non-communicable conditions (NCDs) like obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, asthma and mental health problems due to neglected NCDs prevention and treatment.

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Launch of CANSA Tele Counselling

This Nelson Mandela Day CANSA gives back to cancer patients, those affected by cancer and caregivers by launching its CANSA Tele Counselling service. This is confidential, professional, cancer-related telephonic counselling to cancer patients, caregivers and their families and parents or guardians of children living with cancer. Counselling is available in seven languages (English, Afrikaans, isiXhosa, isiZulu, siSwati, Sesotho and Setswana) and is free of charge. #CANSATeleCounselling #ConnectWithHope #MandelaDay

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Health officials: hello & goodbye

Health officials: hello & goodbye

The newly appointed Health Department Director General Sandile Buthelezi will take the reins from 1 June 2020. Buthelezi, whose appointment was announced a fortnight ago, will take office at a critical time with the country and the world at large in the throes of the...

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Free diabetes helpline COVID-19 lockdown

Free diabetes helpline COVID-19 lockdown

WHY? PLWD -People living with diabetes- who are infected have a higher chance of getting a serious form of COVOD-19. So we want you to stay healthy, on stay on your treatment plan and stay at home.  WHAT? We offer support to PLWD so that you can best self manage while...

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COVID-19 and NCDs

COVID-19 and NCDs

Older people and those of us living with NCDs need to special care. Get a 3 month supply of medicines for NCDs Avoid crowds and not essential travelStay home as much as possibleTry and stay 2 metres from other peopleMake a plan to care for a sick loved one There are...

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