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.
Letter to minister -NCDs strategic plan implementation & resourcing
Food labelling & advertising regulation for comment by 14 July 2023
NHI Bill- Health Committee briefed by Parliamentary Legal Service & State Law Advisors
? NCDs outcomes NDoH March 2023?
Health Promotion Levy legislation 2017
Comment on: The Draft NPO Amendment Bill 2021
Milestone Tobacco Control Bill progress Aug 22
NDoH invitation NCDs NSP provincial launch 30 June
Looking for 3 more NCDs years
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NCDs cause most disability in South Africa
The leading cause of disablity in South Africa is hardly a surprise, HIV/AIDS. And, the good news is that there is a 10% reduction compared to 2007.But what this image shows is that NCDs (the blue dots) remain the largest group illnesses to cause disability...
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...
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...
Young people set to transform global mental health: action needed for young people
Youth Leaders for the Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health will present key mental health recommendations for young people this week at the World Health Assembly. The young people initiated and developed the policy brief to global policymakers. I am excited to...
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...
MY SOUL HAS A HAT
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...
ANC 2019 manifesto
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#EnoughNCDs campaign targeting the UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs 2018
In September 2018 the United Nations High-Level Meeting on NCDs (UN HLM NCDs) takes place. People around the world are joining together to say: “We have had #EnoughNCDs and action […]
NCDs group top cause of death in S Africa – Time for action
NCDs accounted for 57.4% of deaths in 2016 while communicable diseases were responsible for 31,3% of deaths. According to StatisticsSA this confirms that South Africa is in the midst of […]