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World Lung Cancer Day – Why Tobacco is a Problem

Tobacco use is the most preventable cause of cancer in the world. Estimates suggest that approximately one-third of all cancers are caused by tobacco use. In South Africa lung cancer features among the 5 top cancers in the country among men and women. Why is Tobacco a Problem? Tobacco is a widely and legally available […]

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Published: 29 Jul 2021 | Last Updated: 30 Jul 2021
Categories: Advocacy, No-Tobacco Campaign

Webinar Recording: Cancer Patients and COVID-19 Vaccination

CANSA and the SANCDA arranged a webinar session about cancer patients and the COVID vaccine. The panel of presenters included two oncology experts sharing current recommendations and information, Dr Zainab Mohamed, Head Clinical Unit, Radiation Oncology Groote Schuur Hospital / University of Cape Town and Dr Ria David,  a medical oncologist and specialist physician from Oncocare.

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Published: 7 Jul 2021 | Last Updated: 15 Oct 2021
Categories: Advocacy, Beyond Diagnosis & Treatment, CANSA Webinars, I have Cancer

KykNET Verslag – Insert re Charlotte Maxeke Hospital Oncology Unit Non-operational

CANSA’s CEO Elize Joubert discusses the situation at Charlotte Maxeke hospital where cancer patients are still not being able to access oncology services due to the hospital being closed. #CANSAadvocacy

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Published: 22 Jun 2021 | Last Updated: 2 Jul 2021
Categories: Advocacy

Charlotte Maxeke Crisis – Call for Assistance for Hospice

The closure of Charlotte Maxeke Hospital since April is creating a health crisis in Gauteng. As reported by Mandy Wiener on News24, “two other hospitals have been hit by water shortages… the provincial health system is at breaking point and it cannot go on.”

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Published: 11 Jun 2021 | Last Updated: 22 Jun 2021
Categories: Advocacy

Webinar – QUIT the Vaping Lies!

No more ‘nicoteens’! The truth about smoking, vaping and nicotine and our youth. We discuss the health impacts of e-cigarettes and new research in South Africa that creates cause for concern. Young voices share their perspectives on the e-cigarette lures and pressures they experience. Will the new Tobacco Control Bill be in time to stem the damage?

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Published: 11 Jun 2021 | Last Updated: 21 Jun 2021
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, No-Tobacco Campaign

World No Tobacco Day: Data Reveals Urgent Need for Tighter Tobacco Control

As we mark World No Tobacco Day 2021, observed each year on May 31, the National Department of Health, the World Health Organisation (WHO), civil society organisations, medical and nursing associations in South Africa have spoken about what should be done to turn the tide on tobacco harm in South Africa. Deputy Minister of Health, […]

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Published: 4 Jun 2021
Categories: Advocacy, No-Tobacco Campaign

Webinar – COVID-19 and the Tobacco Political and Health Economy

The International Confederation of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) Research Associations (ICARA) in collaboration with the Department of Psychology at the University of Johannesburg and the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Unit of the South African Medical Research Council invite you to a webinar titled: COVID-19 and the Tobacco Political and Health Economy. Experts present local and international learnings during COVID-19, looking at changes in smoking behaviour, as well as the pandemic’s impact on the sale and consumption of tobacco products. We examine Tobacco Industry marketing and policy interference during the COVID-19 pandemic. Could strong tobacco legislation make a difference?

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Published: 25 May 2021 | Last Updated: 4 Jun 2021
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, No-Tobacco Campaign

Webinar – World No Tobacco Day 2021 #CommitToQuit

As we mark this annual milestone day, we hear from the National Department of Health, the World Health Organisation (WHO), civil society organisations, medical and nursing associations on what is being done to turn the tide on tobacco harm in South Africa.

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Published: 20 May 2021 | Last Updated: 11 Jun 2021
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, No-Tobacco Campaign

Update Charlotte Maxeke

View latest regarding Charlotte Maxeke…

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Published: 19 May 2021 | Last Updated: 30 Jun 2021
Categories: Advocacy, I have Cancer

Webinar Tobacco Control Conversations – Quit Money Smoke & Mirrors!

We examine the real cost of tobacco to South Africa’s economy, and our nation’s health. How do we turn the tide on tobacco harm and curb tobacco industry interference with policy and society at large? This webinar is part of a series of Tobacco Control Conversations on key issues during May and June. Follow @protectournext on social channels, or go to www.protectournext.co.za for more…

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Published: 13 May 2021 | Last Updated: 21 May 2021
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, No-Tobacco Campaign

Webinar – Inequities to Access Cancer Medicines in South Africa

Webinar – Inequities to Access Cancer Medicines in South Africa 18 May 2021 – hosted by UKZN and World Health Organisation Collaboration Centre (WHO CC)….

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Published: 11 May 2021
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, I have Cancer

Webinar Tobacco Control Conversations – Quit Stalling

As part of CANSA’s advocacy efforts related to the Tobacco Control Bill and protecting South Africans from tobacco harm, you can join a webinar next week Tuesday 11 May at 15:00 hosted by #ProtectourNext of which CANSA is a major partner. CANSA’s National Manager : Health Promotion, Lorraine Govender is part of the presenting panel.

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Published: 7 May 2021 | Last Updated: 21 May 2021
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, No-Tobacco Campaign

CANSA Advocacy Partners

Tobacco Control Partners

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Published: 26 Apr 2021 | Last Updated: 5 May 2021
Categories: Advocacy

Guidelines for Palliative Home Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Click here for a collection of evolving resources that has been created during the COVID-19 pandemic to support health professionals facing decisions around discharging COVID-19 positive patients’ home for palliative or end of life care, and the families of those patients onto whom the care burden will fall. Although difficult decisions will need to be […]

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Published: 22 Apr 2021 | Last Updated: 20 Aug 2021
Categories: Advocacy, Caregiving and Cancer

Mobilising Support for Patent Law Reform Webinar 29 April 2021

Mobilising support for patent law reform Webinar 29 April 2021…

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Published: 22 Apr 2021 | Last Updated: 6 May 2021
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Webinars

3rd Happy Hour Xchange with SANDCA

The South African Non Communicable Disease Alliance (SANDCA) will host the 3rd Happy Hour Xchange on Thursday, 22 April 2021 at 18:00 focussing on ‘Disability, Down Syndrome and COVID-19’.

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Published: 21 Apr 2021 | Last Updated: 5 May 2021
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Webinars

SANCDA Host Second Happy Hour Xchange

The South African Non-Communicable Disease Alliance (SANCDA) hosted the 2nd Happy Hour Xchange on Thursday, 8 April 2021 at 18:00. Dr Vicki will be Xchanging with Dr Waasila Jassat about COVID-19 in South Africa and NCDs – surfing for survival and surfing the waves, including the 3rd wave expected from the end of April. Dr Waasila is a Public Health Specialist (National Institute for Communicable Diseases – NICD). In part 2, Dr Murray Dryden and Caroline Mudara from NICD are discussing long COVID-19 in South Africa, including how it differs from chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS).

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Published: 31 Mar 2021 | Last Updated: 9 Apr 2021
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Webinars

SANCDA Host First Happy Hour Xchange

The South African Non-Communicable Disease Alliance (SANCDA) announced the first NCD’s Happy Hour Xchange on Thursday 18 March 2021 at 18:00 to discuss COVID-19 in South Africa, exploring the risk and priority of comorbidities as we enter the second year, preparing for the second phase of vaccinations, and preparing for the third wave.

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Published: 17 Mar 2021 | Last Updated: 31 Mar 2021
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Webinars

CANSA Committed to Supporting Global UN Sustainable Developmental Goals

CANSA is committed to supporting the global United Nations Sustainable Developmental Goals (SDGs). The Sustainable Development Goals or Global Goals are a collection of 17 interlinked goals designed to be a ‘blueprint for achieving a better and more sustainable future for all”. The SDGs were introduced in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and […]

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Published: 13 Mar 2021 | Last Updated: 15 Mar 2021
Categories: Advocacy

CANSA Committed to Cervical Cancer Awareness & Support

CANSA launches its Cervical Cancer Awareness and Support Campaign on International Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Day on 4 March 2021. HPV is the primary cause of cervical cancer in women, resulting in 300 000 deaths due to cervical cancer globally per annum.

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Published: 3 Mar 2021 | Last Updated: 4 Oct 2021
Categories: Advocacy, I have Cancer, Media Releases & News, Women's Health

CANSA Participates in Lung Cancer Research with the University of KwaZulu-Natal

CANSA is partnering with the University of KwaZulu- Natal-Multinational Lung Cancer Control Programme (UKZN-MLCCP) under the leadership of Dr Themba Ginindza and other Co-Principal Investigators for a three-year period.

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Published: 15 Feb 2021 | Last Updated: 1 Aug 2022
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Research, Media Releases & News

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