South African Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance (SANCDA+)
The SANCDA+ is a health and social justice advocacy grouping of individuals and organisations seeking to uphold the human rights of people living with NCDs+ (PLWNCDs+) in South Africa.
The SANCDA+ exists to ensure that PLWNCDs+ at any age, get their constitutional right to equal and quality NCDs+ prevention and management services and support without experiencing financial hardship.
Founded by 4 trusted NCDs+ advocacy organisations with over 200 years of service to South Africa in 2013. The founding members are the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), Diabetes SA, Heart and Stroke Foundation SA and PHANGO. Today it consists of more than 100 organisations and independent members allies and partners.
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NCDs have been missing from the top planning document for 20 years. Will the National Development Plan at last include NCDs meaningfully?
62,8% of deaths in 2018 are NCDs+ if we revise the definition to include injuries up from 50.9% for NCDs only
NCDs NSP gallery a hot event in the middle of winter.
Finally the NCDs+ NSP published and launched…..
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 centre.
The National Planning Commission to further analyse short comings of implementation and possibly the NDP. Maybe NCDs+ get marked a priority
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.
Early in the COVID-19 pandemic WHO's @DrTedros highlighted the problems of access to health services by millions of people living with NCDs+ in his tweet. His tweet certainly mirrors what the SA NCDs Alliance and our allies have been saying since 2007 when the SA...
The review of the 2nd NCDs national strategy under taken by WHO Country Office, Melvyn Freeman consultant. Never officially recognised by the NDoH.
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.
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.