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Questions to The Minister of Health relating to NCDs

Source Parliamentary Monitoring Group

QUESTION – 1 : Hepatitis B vaccination?

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 22 AUGUST 2014  (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO. 10)

Ms D Carter (Cope) to ask the Minister of Health:

Whether his department has approved a programme of vaccinating children against Hepatitis B at birth and not at six weeks or later in order to prevent mother-to-child transmission; if not, why not; if so, what (a) success was being achieved and (b) what are the further relevant details?

 QUESTION 2:  relationship between nutrition, obesity, diabetes and other NCDs?

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 25 JULY 2014  (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO. 06)

Ms D Carter (Cope) to ask the Minister of Health:

Whether his department has taken any steps to determine on an ongoing basis the relationship of good nutrition and how obesity, diabetes and other lifestyle diseases are proliferating and burdening the health system; if not, why not; if so, what steps does he intend to take to encourage the Government to review its policy so as to subsidise essential nutrients and tax those that are proven to be causing health problems?

 QUESTION  3: diabetes ? stock outs? ? public awareness? ? screening?

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 18 JULY 2014 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO. 05)

Mr M H Redelinghuys (DA) to ask the Minister of Health:

(1)        Whether any health facilities have experienced shortages of medicines or supplies to treat diabetes; if so, (a) which facilities have experienced shortages and (b) what has his department done to address the shortages;

(2)        whether his department has campaigns in place to raise awareness of diabetes; if so, please provide the details (a) for the (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-2012, (iii) 2012-13 and (iv) 2013-14 financial years and (b) during the period 1 April 2014 up to the latest specified date for which information is available;

(3)        whether his department has been conducting public testing to raise awareness of diabetes; if so, please provide the details (a) in the (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-2012 (iii) 2012-13 and (iv) 2013-14 financial years and (b) during the period 1 April 2014 up to the latest specified date for which information is available;

(4)        whether his department has any long-term programmes in place to tackle the rising incidences of diabetes; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

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