"A non-communicable disease, or NCD, is a medical condition or disease which by definition is non-infectious and cannot be passed from person to person. NCDs may be chronic diseases of long duration and slow progression, or they may result in more rapid death such a sudden stroke. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the four main types of non-communicable diseases are cardiovascular diseases (like heart attacks and stroke), cancer, chronic respiratory diseases (such as chronic obstructed pulmonary disease and asthma) and diabetes." - South African Gov, What is a non-communicable disease?, accessed August 2019, http://bit.ly/2ziZ6XC
Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs)
Better Health Programme South Africa (BHPSA)
The UK’s Better Health Programme (BHP), is a global health systems strengthening programme led by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and delivered in South Africa by Mott MacDonald. The Better Health Programme South Africa aims to combat non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and strengthen local health systems in order to improve health and thereby contribute to inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction.
Blood Safety Strengthening Programme (BSSP)
As one of the WHO recognised essential medicines, safe blood is a critical treatment for severe bleeding during pregnancy and childbirth, childhood malaria and trauma. The aim of the Blood Safety Strengthening Programme is to support international efforts to improve accessibility and safety of blood in resource-constrained countries by electronically capturing and managing data about blood donors and donations from the point of donation to point of transfusion.