This confirms our virtual general meeting to discuss our progress and future plans.
Please ensure your organization is represented and if you are not available as the organization’s representative, please nominate another person to do so.
Register in advance here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMucu-qrT4rHdMkV_yTF2_MrdPnWxMhu-B8
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TOPICS FOR THE MEETING
- PAST 2013-2021 SANCDA+ A brief history
- Recent past April 20- March 2022
- Summary of the annual report
- CANSA fiscal partner financial report and role of the fiscal partner
- PRESENT Progress on the SANCDA+ strategic plan
- Government accountability for human rights violations of PLWNCDs+ within NCDs+ related policy (SAHRC, National Development Plan etc)
- Co-produce and disseminate knowledge supporting the integrated person-centred NCDs+ model
- Co-produce a stainable SANCDA+ governance structure mandated by members, allies and partners stakeholders
- FUTURE BEYOND 2023
- Is there a future for SANCDA+ beyond 2023? Charting
- Next steps
Do you have items for the agenda? Or wish to speak? Please contact us for any more information or clarification here:
Busi – [email protected] +27 82 821 9057 Vicki – [email protected]
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
Allies with benefits
An interactive SANCDA+ virtual event contact
Please send your questions or comments to [email protected]
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 Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) held its first public hearings into the right access to health services.
COVID-19 changed the parameters of vulnerability to include NCDs+, mental health, and reemphasised disability in all its shapes and forms.
SAHRC report 2007
15 years ago the primary focus was understandably on access to HIV/AIDS and TB services. It was the height of the communicable disease epidemic. And amidst our homegrown “AIDS-denialism”. It was also the midpoint of the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) where vast amounts of funding were channelled into communicable diseases and maternal-child services. That pattern of expenditure and funding remains in place today.
The report’s executive summary is salutary: it fits today’s health service access issues in the COVID-19 pandemic. Just substitute NCDs+ for communicable diseases. And, we have a similar complaint today.
The report’s opening quote is ironically, but not surprisingly, from The AIDS Law Project, the early version of Section 27:
“We don’t yet have a definition of essential health services. This means we don’t have a base line for the right to health and it is impossible to cost the health service and thereby determine objectively what can be
We still don’t have the definition. But HIV unlike NCDs+ is a National Development Plan priority. As for the rest of the conclusions, they mostly are unmet PLWNCDs+ The main change to health services is that HIV/TB services dominate primary health care. We beg for evidence-based inclusion of NCDs + throughout the life-course. And, more not just a tack on to HIV, TB and STI services.
That is why we fight on. Read the SAHRC 2007 report on access to health services SAHRC 2007Health Report