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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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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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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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Watch the SANCDA Happy Hour Xchange 2

Watch the SANCDA Happy Hour Xchange 2

If you missed the SANCD Alliance Second Happy Hour Xchange last night, you can watch it on the below link. In this Happy Hour Xchange Dr Vicki Pinkney-Atkinson discussed with Dr Waassila Jassat about COVID-19 in South Africa and NCDs – surfing for survival and surfing...

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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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SANCDA Host 1st Happy Hour Xchange

SANCDA Host 1st Happy Hour Xchange

People living with NCDs are at a higher risk of becoming severely ill if they contract COVID-19. NCDs are underlying health conditions that require you to take special care: cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, respiratory diseases, dementia, kidney disease and cancer....

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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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