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Department of Health May 19
. is encouraging every adult to know their blood pressure numbers. Once they know they must take action to get treatment& adhere to it. If it is normal they must maintain it by living a healthy lifestyle
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Linda-Gail Bekker May 18
.ork! We need a reawakening to the importance of preventive vaccines to reduce preventable morbidity and mortality. Its a travesty to not use what works when we are still desperately looking for vaccines to prevent some critical diseases because of some imagined problem
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SANAC May 17
1/2. Today is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. LGBTI populations are among those most affected by stigma and barriers to access healthcare services. Acceptance within their own homes and communities is also still a challenge.
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yogan pillay May 18
With 8 antenatal visits BP must be taken at each visit and outcomes acted upon. Women registered on MOMCONNECT get stage related msgs weekly
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HEALA May 15
The 's Lynn Moeng-Mahlangu says the food we consume plays a huge role in the increase of NCDs and other diseases.
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SANAC May 17
2/2. In 2017, SANAC launched the country's first ever LGBTI HIV Plan during the SA AIDS Conference - a first for the continent. The Plan outlines key interventions to address challenges specific to LGBTI+ populations & is aligned to the National Strategic Plan for HIV, TB & STIs.
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Department of Health May 17
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yogan pillay May 17
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Department of Health May 17
What is hypertension? It is a condition in which the THE BLOOD VESSELS is HIGHER than it should be
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Department of Health May 17
This is how you can reduce the risk of hypertension
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Department of Health May 17
High blood pressure is the main risk factor to develop cardiovascular disease
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Department of Health May 16
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Department of Health May 16
Today is World Hypertension (high blood pressure) Day. The theme for World Hypertension Day is Know Your Numbers with a goal of increasing high blood pressure (BP) awareness in all populations around the world
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Department of Health May 16
Cancer screening services provided included cervical and breast cancer. Cheka Impilo services included screening for TB, testing for high blood pressure, disbetes, HCT, VMMC and Family planning
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Department of Health May 16
NDOH and PDOH KZN conducting Pap Smear Drive and Sexual Reproductive Health activation as part of the National Cancer Campaign. The activation was held at Nongoma Community Hall in Kwa Nongoma KwaZulu-Natal
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yogan pillay May 12
Impact of sugar tax?⁦
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Dr Nono Simelela May 12
The web-based consultation on the draft Global Strategy towards the Elimination of as a Public Health Problem has been extended to May 30.
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Alexandra Jones May 13
On the morning Codex negotiations start, releases final draft of its Guiding Principles and Framework Manual for front-of-pack labelling. Read it here:
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MediSwitch May 12
Nurses are the backbone of healthcare. Happy
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marie loosemore May 12
So today I would like to thank every nurse I’ve worked with or trained over my many years, and also wish a long and happy career to anyone training or thinking of joining. If I have looked after you or a family member/friend I send you my love
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