The Patent Laws Campaign demand that the DTI take urgent steps to fix SA’s outdated patent laws so that everyone can get the medicines they need. Medicines for cancer are exorbitantly priced. The South African government must stand up to the pressure of the multinational pharmaceutical industry and urgently amend these laws.
Posted on 27 September 2016
Members of the Fix the Patent Laws Campaign, including CANSA, picketed outside pharmaceutical company Roche to highlight the excessive price of a life-saving breast cancer medicine. Read about why reform to SA patent laws is necessary and take action with CANSA…
Posted on 5 April 2016
Leading up to World Cancer Day (4 February 2016), the Fix the Patent Laws Coalition, (CANSA is a partner), released a short video highlighting how shortcomings in South Africa’s patent laws contribute to barriers to access for critical breast cancer medicine trastuzumab.
Posted on 4 February 2016
CANSA is part of the Universal Health Coverage coalition of leading health and development organizations urging governments to accelerate universal health coverage so that everyone, everywhere, can access quality health services without financial hardship.
Posted on 11 December 2015
Emthunzini Hats, established in 2009, sell a fashionable range of sunhats for men, women and children, designed in Australia, to give serious sun protection while still looking good. It’s essential for everyone to protect their skin every day of the […]
Posted on 5 December 2015
CANSA recommends chosing a sunscreen with a UVA and UVB protection and SPF of at least 20 to 50 – and preferrably 30 to 50 for fair to very fair skin. As part of our responsibility towards the public and […]
Posted on 8 June 2015
Help make medicines affordable in SA by completing a 5 minute survey! CANSA supports that patent legislation in South Africa be amended urgently to ensure access to new affordable and life-saving cancer medications.
Posted on 1 June 2015
English Press Release 31 March 2015 – red espresso®, ‘n Wêreld Eerste en trots Suid-Afrikaanse produk wat rooibostee in ‘n espresso vernuwe, is sopas bekroon met die Kankervereniging van Suid-Afrika (KANSA) se Seël van Erkenning as erkenning van die produk se […]
Posted on 28 March 2015
red espresso®, a World First and proudly South African product that innovated rooibos tea into an espresso, has just been awarded CANSA Seal of Recognition in recognition of its unique health properties.
Posted on 28 March 2015
12.12.14: CANSA has joined more than 500 global organisations from 100 countries around the world to launch the first-ever Universal Health Coverage Day on 12 December 2014. This historic coalition marked the anniversary of a landmark UN resolution urging all countries to provide […]
Posted on 10 December 2014
Ms Quelhas, Vice-President of the Mozambican Association Against Cancer, recently met with Professor Michael Herbst, Head of Health CANSA and Magdalene Seguin, Acting Head Advocacy & Clinical Specialist CANSA. The Mozambican Association Against Cancer is an NGO that provides cancer […]
Posted on 15 July 2014
e-Cigarettes are nicotine-releasing devices. The Medicines Control Council (MCC) has now confirmed that: e-Cigarettes are subject to medical scheduling nicotine has been classified as a Schedule 3 substance e-Cigarettes may only be sold at pharmacies upon prescription Read MCC Document for more […]
Posted on 27 June 2014
CANSA’s Acting Head of Advocacy, Magdalene Seguin and Head of Health, Prof Michael Herbst were invited to attend a presentation ‘Come Have a Conversation on Tobacco Control’ by Prof Michael Fiore at the University of Pretoria, on the 12th of […]
Posted on 19 June 2014
20 May 2014 – The world was awash with the dramatic news that researchers in the Mayo Clinic, United States of America, have apparently cured multiple myeloma cancer in a patient using a measles virus. Please read CANSA’s response here, in pdf format… […]
Posted on 20 May 2014
CANSA has identified Rebound SA’s Rebounder as a CANSA Smart Choice Health Programme and encourages South Africans to get physically active and lead a balanced lifestyle. See purchase details here… The Benefits of Rebounding In summary, NASA has found rebounding […]
Posted on 12 March 2014
“Longevity is not a given, but a grace.” We can influence the state of our health by living a balanced lifestyle and making smart choices. By making smart choices, you can reduce your cancer risk.
Posted on 10 March 2014
Cancer rates continue to increase worldwide, as do deaths due to the disease. In particular, breast cancer is increasing worldwide, according to the latest data from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which is part of the World […]
Posted on 14 January 2014
13 January 2014 – The recently established South African Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance (SA NCD Alliance) was selected by the international NCD Alliance to focus on raising awareness and action to lower premature deaths, preventable illness and disability related to non-communicable […]
Posted on 13 January 2014
3 October 2013: CANSA approved two more products from Home of Living Brands for the CANSA Smart Choice Seal – the Salton’s Baby Bottle and Food Warmer and Salton Baby All-in-One Food Steamer and Blender. Some of these products were also […]
Posted on 3 October 2013