Dr. Vicki Pinkney Atkinson
Vicki is the CEO of the SANCDA+ and writes the blog in her personal capacity as a person living with nearly 20 NCDs+ some since birth.
“Abuse of substances — such as alcohol, illicit drugs and prescription medicine–has reached allarming levels in South Africa”
NCDs have been missing from the top planning document for 20 years. Will the National Development Plan at last include NCDs meaningfully?
Most recent letter to the minister of health asking to work together to solve the NCDS through collaboration and coproduction. date 19 April 2023
So let’s check progress NDoH NCDs performance in March 2023
A bill that aims at changing the current NPO Act 1997 which was meant to help NPOs to be formed and function. However, over time gaps indentified need fixing especailly those relating to small NPOs and community based organisations. It also deals with abuse of NPOs
invitation from NDoH to SANCDA+ members
After 8 years of advocacy the South African NCDs strategy takes reality into account. To be launched in Somerset East it puts people at the centre.
Better late than never. And it is only until October last year. Comorbidities are published once and not routinely by NICD. Oh now, the second wave is over "we will publish another list." Really? This requires some myth-busting action from the National Department of...
Who qualifies for phase 2 vaccination for comorbidities?
Which NCDs a priority?
It is our third week of hosting the #diabetes helpline. One clear message is that access to #insulin and other supplies are problematic in the public sector for those with #type1diabetes or #type2diabetes. Insulin is injected and must be administered as prescribed and...