South Africa NCD Alliance

On 11-12 February the newly formed South Africa NCD Alliance convened a stakeholder meeting in Johannesburg entitled “A Call to Action: Stopping the Epidemic of NCDs”. The meeting was part of the NCD Alliance program Strengthening Health Systems, Supporting NCD Action, and brought together over 90 participants from government, civil society, healthcare providers, industry and academia.

The event marked the launch of the South Africa NCD Alliance (SA NCD Alliance), and provided the opportunity to review the current state of NCD prevention and control in South Africa, identify gaps for action and build a network of action. 

Click here to read the full update on the meeting and learn more about SA NCD Alliance.

The SA NCD Alliance launched its website on 16 May 2014. The website includes news on all issues relating to NCDs in South Africa and the region; activities of the SA NCD Alliance; resources for download; monitoring efforts and opportunities to get involved in NCD advocacy. The SA NCD Alliance is monitoring the availability of essential medicines for NCDs and is collaborating with Stop Stock Outs, an independent cvil society consortium that monitors availability of essential medicines in public sector facilities across South Africa, to report on "stock outs" (lack of medicines and supplies in health facilities) of NCD medicines and equipment.