The SANCDA+ invites you to participate virtually in the NDoH and WHO Technical meeting for the NCDs+ NSP provincial rollout. June 30 all day and July 1 till lunchtime
Register for both days via Zoom Link number of participants limited to 300
Livestreaming on another platform is also to be arranged
When: Jun 30, 2022 08:00 Johannesburg
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. The message may note it is a meeting with the Presidency but it is an error we cant correct. It is for the NDOH meeting.
Link to the NDoH invitation here
Link to the draft programme here
Link to the latest corrected 3rd NCDs+ NSP here
Celebration time. It’s happening on 31 May 2022 in Somerset East, Eastern Cape, as part of a World No Tobacco Day event. At last, the NCDs+ civil society can breathe a collective sigh of relief. IT is the long-awaited National Department of Health’s (NDOH) NCDs+ policy for 5 years until 2027. The about-to-launched plan is a compromise, but it is way better than the early drafts. As Churchill may have said, “we are at the end of the beginning”.
If the SANCDA+ had left the NDoH decision makers to their own devices, the 3rd NCDs+ National Strategic Plan (NSP) would have been done and dusted in 2019 without credible transparency and authored mainly by a WHO Country Office appointed contractor. And that version looked remarkably similar to the previous failed 2nd NCDs plan 2013-2017. That plan wasn’t funded, implemented and only externally reviewed/evaluated in 2021.
Yes, it is the SANCDA+ activism that put a spanner in the works. Our early enthusiastic cooperation soured as it became clear that the plan would never be implemented or funded. It moved the SANCDA+ from advocacy to activism using similar tactics as HIV activists in the early part of this century. Memories are short but what is good for the goose is good for the gander.
What is different about the 3rd NCDs+ NSP? (more…)
The SANCDA developed this list to guide integrated person-centred care.
On 30 November, 2020 the current version of the NCDs NSP (draft 4 2020) was circulated to the NDoH Technical Committee for comment. We asked our stakeholder to comment again. However, within days the NDoH referred the draft Public Health England (PHE) for peer review. The methodology of the peer review is not known but members of the TC were asked to make input. WHO NCDs country representative, Dr Mwangi and I made comments. Click here to view.
We understand that the review is complete and await feedback and the consultant working on the NSP, contracted by the Better Health Programme, stated that it is likely in the next two weeks. As soon as we know, you will know!