Editorial

Persistent burden from non-communicable diseases in South Africa needs strong action

Beatrice Nojilana, Debbie Bradshaw, Victoria Pillay-van Wyk, William Msemburi, Nontuthuzelo Somdyala, Jané D Joubert, Pamela Groenewald, Ria Laubscher, Rob E Dorrington

Abstract


Continued effort and politcal will must be directed towards preventing, delaying the onset of and managing non-communicable diseases in South Africa.

Authors' affiliations

Beatrice Nojilana, Burden of Disease Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa MASTERS IN PUBLIC HEALTH

Debbie Bradshaw, Burden of Disease Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa

Victoria Pillay-van Wyk, Burden of Disease Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa

William Msemburi, Burden of Disease Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa

Nontuthuzelo Somdyala, Burden of Disease Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa

Jané D Joubert, Burden of Disease Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa

Pamela Groenewald, Burden of Disease Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa

Ria Laubscher, Biostatistics Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa

Rob E Dorrington, Centre for Actuarial Research, Faculty of Commerce, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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Keywords

Non-communicable diseases; Chronic diseases; Policy prevention for NCDs; Prevention and control of NCDs; South Africa

Cite this article

South African Medical Journal 2016;106(5):436-437. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2016.v106i5.10776

Article History

Date submitted: 2016-03-14
Date published: 2016-04-01

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