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Proceedings report Changing patterns of Non-Communicable Diseases
(Academy of Science of South Africa, 2013)
The theme of this conference was a superb example of the various activities in which the academies had been involved. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) constituted one of the most critical set of health challenges that faced ...
The Emerging Threat of Drug Resistant Tuberculosis
(Academy of Science of South Africa, 2011)
An estimated 2 billion people, one-third of the global population, are infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb.), the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB) (Keshavjee and Seung, 2008). Spread through the air, this ...
Workshop on Measuring Deprivation in Order to Promote Human Development
(Academy of Science of South Africa, 2015)
Poverty reduction is a critical factor outlined in both the Millennium Developmental Goals 2015 (MDGs) and the National Developmental Plan (NDP) – Vision 2030. In order for South Africa to make progress in this regard, ...
Preparing for the Future of HIV/AIDS in Africa: A Shared Responsibiltiy
(Academy of Science of South Africa, 2012)
The sub-Saharan Africa region still remains the region most heavily affected by HIV/AIDS. In 2010, about 68% of all people living with HIV resided in sub-Saharan Africa and the region also accounted for 70% of new HIV ...
Preventing a Tobacco Epidemic in Africa
(Academy of Science of South Africa, 2014)
In April 2013, the Network of African Science Academies convened a committee of experts to discuss the evidence, obstacles, and opportunities for implementing and enforcing tobacco use prevention and control policies in ...
Social Protection in Africa: Overview for Policymakers
(Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2016-08)
What is social protection? - What are cash transfers? - What are social protection floors? - Why is social protection in Africa important? - Socio-economic context - The development of social protection in Africa - ...