NCDs+ Blog

About Me

 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.

Coming soon NCDs+ national strategy

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...

Comment on NCDs policy draft concept note April 2019

An NCDs concept note, that is set to inform the expired national NCDs policy, is up for comment following a stakeholder consultation in April 2019. Its purpose is to frame and inform South African NCDs policy for the next 5 years. It is the first policy developed in...

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NCDs insanity – rewriting health policy

The South African elections are over, and it is back to business. It needs to be business as unusual in the case of NCDs prevention and management. Business as unusual? Einstein characterised insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different...

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NCDs lives matter: election 2019

Grand corruption, slow transformation and poor governance dominates the election rhetoric. A health system that fails the people does not feature often. If health gets on the agenda what dominates is back slapping about the 5 million people on HIV treatment, not the...

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MY SOUL HAS A HAT   I counted my years & realized that I have Less time to live by, Than I have lived so far.   I feel like a child who won a pack of candies: at first he ate them with pleasure But when he realized that there was little left, he began to...

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