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South African Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance

welcome to the

South African Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance

welcome to the

South African Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance

welcome to the

South African Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance

Who is the

South African Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance (SANCDA+)

SANCDA+ is a non-governmental organisation formed in 2013 that advocates for equitable non-communicable diseases(NCDs+) prevention and treatment in South Africa.

The SANCDA+ exists to ensure that people living with NCDs+ at any age, get their constitutional right to equal and quality NCDs+ prevention and management services and support without experiencing financial hardship.

Four trusted NCDs+ advocacy organisations with over 200 years of service to South Africa established a civil society partnership. The founding members are the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), Diabetes SA, Heart and Stroke Foundation SA and PHANGO. Today it consist of more than 100 organisations and independent members.

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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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Webinar: Cancer Patients and COVID-19 Vaccines

Webinar: Cancer Patients and COVID-19 Vaccines

webinar taking place on Tuesday 13 July at 12pm via Zoom – register via Quicket on https://qkt.io/XfaIGf  to get your Zoom link.

We invite you to a webinar session about cancer patients and the COVID vaccine. Our panel of presenters include two oncology experts sharing current recommendations and information, Dr Zainab Mohamed, Head Clinical Unit, Radiation Oncology Groote Schuur Hospital / University of Cape Town and Dr Ria David,  a medical oncologist and specialist physician from Oncocare.

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TB leading single cause of death 2018 deaths StatsSA

A Stats SA report has revealed that TB remains the main leading cause of death in South Africa between 2016 and 2018. The report, titled "Mortality and causes of death in South Africa: Findings from death notification, 2018", provides information on levels, trends and...

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3rd Happy Hour Xchange with SANCDA

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 ‘Disability, Down Syndrome and COVID-19.

Join Dr Vicki for her Xchange with Ancella Ramjas (National Executive Director: Down Syndrome SA) for part 1: Downright disastrous COVID-19 response for persons with Down Syndrome? And part 2: Missing the point of vaccinations. 

Registration for the NCD Happy Hour Xchange is essential. Limited space is available.

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SANCDA Host Second Happy Hour Xchange

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 be Xchanging with Dr Waasila Jassat about COVID-19 in South Africa and NCDs – surfing for survival and surfing the...

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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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