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Posted on 9 Sep 2020
Join SA Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance Webinar – Act on NCDs and Build Back Better – 15 September 2020…
Posted on 7 Sep 2020
CANSA is partnering with the South African Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance (SANCDA) to support the Global Week for Action on NCDs (7 to 11 September 2020). Hosted annually by the global NCD Alliance, the theme for 2020 is ‘Accountability’. #ActOnNCDs #BuildBackBetter
Posted on 3 Sep 2020
The South Africa Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance (SA NCDs Alliance) is raising concern over the systemic neglect of non-communicable conditions (NCDs) like obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, asthma and mental health problems due to neglected NCDs prevention and treatment.
Posted on 20 Aug 2020
Southern African Alcohol Policy Alliance (SAAPA SA) shares about the benefits of not drinking alcohol:
Posted on 15 Jul 2020
20 civil society alliances in mainly low- and middle-income countries, including the South African Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance, were awarded grants to accelerate the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants, made by the first Civil Society Solidarity Fund on Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) and COVID-19, were announced today by the global NCD Alliance during a high-level online event.
Posted on 14 Jul 2020
Rugani Vegetable juices have been awarded the CANSA Seal of Recognition signifying these juices as a CANSA Smart Choice. Owing to the innovative extraction processes and packaging, no additives (sugar, preservatives or colourants) are used in the production of Rugani’s juices and provide nutrients that may aid in reducing the risk of cancer.
Posted on 8 Jul 2020
The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) is proud to have Zodwa Sithole on board as our Head of Advocacy as of June 2020. Zodwa has a wealth of experience which she brings to this important role within the organisation. […]
Posted on 29 Jun 2020
No matter the level of “lockdown,” evidence shows that people living with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are at higher risk of severe complication if they contract COVID-19. As South Africa prepares to move to lockdown “light” at level 3, people living with NCDs (PLWNCDs) need to remain vigilant. CANSA, with input from the Heart and Stroke Foundation SA, Diabetes SA, National Kidney Foundation, Dementia SA and Education for Health Africa, has compiled infographics covering information to assist the public affected by non-communicable diseases and cancer…
Posted on 8 Jun 2020
29 April 2020 The Honourable Dr. Zweli Mkhize Dear Minister Mkhize RE: Cancer Treatment Challenges During COVID-19 Cancer patients are at increased risk of infection and developing severe complications during this COVID19 era. In line with the call of the […]
Posted on 4 May 2020
14 April 2020 – Vergezocht High Oleic Sunflower Oil has been awarded the CANSA Seal of Recognition marking it as a CANSA Smart Choice product. Their range of high oleic sunflower oil products comply with CANSA’s evidence-based requirements and is […]
Posted on 22 Apr 2020
Now that the country is in lockdown, and cigarettes, hookah pipes and other electronic vaping devices are no longer being sold, many people have the chance to seize the opportunity to stop smoking when their cigarettes, and other related products run out. This is the perfect time to quit. You have the lockdown period to regain your strength, your money and your health.
Posted on 14 Apr 2020
The increasingly popular fad of using a hookah, also known as a hubbly bubbly or shisha, can be deadly now as it a potential spreader of the coronavirus, health experts warn…
Posted on 3 Apr 2020
4 February 2020 – Compassionhat, headwear designed specifically for cancer Survivors, was awarded the CANSA Seal of Recognition status as a CANSA Smart Choice product aimed at improving quality of life and dignity. Sue Richards, owner of Compassionhats, says, “The […]
Posted on 6 Feb 2020
The University of Cape Town (UCT) , National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), the Health Promotion South Africa Trust and CANSA will jointly observe the first international Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Awareness Day on the 4th of March 2018.
Posted on 22 Oct 2019
Across the world, October is marked as breast cancer month. It is an opportunity to create awareness, educate people and provide support for breast cancer survivors and those close to them. In South Africa, more than 10 dedicated breast cancer organisations do their bit. No other single cancer in South Africa has that dedicated focus, but one of the greatest obstacles facing women with breast cancer is the exorbitant cost of the essential medicines needed to save their lives.
Posted on 19 Oct 2019
Open Letter to Governments ahead of the UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage September 2019 From promises to progress on Health for All Your Excellencies, Ahead of the forthcoming UN General Assembly, we congratulate Heads of State and Government […]
Posted on 19 Sep 2019
17 September 2019 – The Cancer Alliance’s new #HeadsUpForCancer campaign is set to target farmers and farmworkers, the community behind one of South Africa’s leading economies but which has been routinely neglected in terms of cancer awareness and care. Knowledge […]
Posted on 19 Sep 2019
27 August 2019 – Today, marked a historic day for the Mpumalanga Department of Health when MEC for the Department, Sasekani Manzini officially launched Oncology services at Rob Ferreira Hospital situated in Mbombela. The purpose for launching the services is to provide safe cancer care within the province and improve quality of care. CANSA Mpumalanga was invited to the launch and Mandisa Mthembu said a few words on behalf of CANSA at the official opening of a new oncology unit at the Rob Ferreira hospital.
Posted on 28 Aug 2019
As a member of the SA Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance, the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) is dedicated to improving non-communicable diseases (NCDs) prevention and control worldwide. As part of the second ‘Global Week for Action on NCDs’ (2 – 8 September), CANSA invites the public to participate in taking action against NCDs by joining an event on 6 September in Soweto. The aim is to educate about lowering the risk for cancer, heart diseases, respiratory diseases and diabetes to enable healthy living for all.
Posted on 26 Aug 2019