CANSA is a partner of the Cancer Alliance and advocates for upholding of patients’ rights as laid out in the Patients’ Rights Charter and as enshrined in the Constitution of South Africa, on an ongoing basis. We encourage patients to make their voices heard…
Posted on 6 June 2017
6 June 2017: CANSA, as part of the South African NCD Alliance, supports the indirect taxation on sugar sweetened beverages with the aim of reducing their consumption. Dr Melissa Wallace, CANSA Head of Resarch, will be highlighting the implications of obesity contributing to the high incidences of various cancers as well as highlighting the associated financial implications to the Standing Committee on Finance, with the Portfolio Committee on health – Health Promotion on Sugary Beverages.
Posted on 6 June 2017
30 May 2017, Geneva, Switzerland – Health leaders from across the world reaffirmed cancer control as a critical health and development priority as they adopted a new cancer resolution at the 70th World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva…
Posted on 1 June 2017
CANSA Supports MERAN’s Presentation to KZN Legislature (Health Portfolio Committee): Cancer Crisis in KZN
30 May 2017: CANSA supports MERAN’s presentation to the KZN Legislature (Health Portfolio Committee) today, and has been afforded the opportunity to share our portfolio of evidence relating to KZN treatment access and patient experiences, as part of this presentation. This will be the start of an ongoing dialogue with stakeholders and an opportunity to work together to find solutions to the challenging problems facing KZN healthcare delivery.
Posted on 30 May 2017
On World No Tobacco Day (31st May) this year, South Africa’s tobacco control organisations call on the National Department of Health to finalise amendments to the Tobacco Products Control Act, as the country works towards reducing tobacco consumption to less than 10% of the population. Lorraine Govender (CANSA Advocacy Team) will be taking part in a media briefing regarding World No Tobacco Day, taking place on the 30th May 2017. On behalf of CANSA, she will be presenting on current statistics and the harms inflicted by tobacco. Other presentations will be from Department of Health and National Council Against Smoking.
Posted on 30 May 2017
CANSA’s CEO, Elize Joubert, is participating as a member of the SA NCD Alliance in the NCD Advocacy Institute Accelerator Programme, taking place from 20 – 24 May 2017, during the 70th Session of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Switzerland.
Posted on 22 May 2017
The Liquor Amendment Bill was published by the Minister of Trade and Industry for public comment on 30 September 2016. CANSA made a submission and welcomed the proposed amendments.
Posted on 10 April 2017
Since 2015 CANSA Africa has addressed various concerns with the Minister of Health, Dr Motsoaledi on the lack of radiotherapy services in Kwa Zulu Natal.
Posted on 10 April 2017
Obesity, a risk factor for cancer and an established problem in high-income countries, is escalating rapidly in low- and middle-income countries, contributing significantly to the noncommunicable disease (NCD) burden. Dr Melissa Wallace and Ms Megan Pentz-Kluyts contributed an article to Cancercontrol.info.
Posted on 6 March 2017
CANSA, as part of the South African NCD Alliance, support the indirect taxation on sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs) with the aim of reducing their consumption
Posted on 31 January 2017
Diet and leading an active balanced lifestyle can play a significant role in reducing your cancer risk. CANSA recommends eating more fibre and whole-grain foods like CANSA Smart Choice Bokomo Weet-Bix. WIN a year of well-being with WEET-BIX + CANSA!
Posted on 9 December 2016
The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) is a member organisation of the global body Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). is proud to be attending the UICC World Cancer Congress, taking place from 31 October to 3 November 2016 in Paris, France. “We unite the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, to promote greater equity, and to integrate cancer control into the world health and development agenda.”
Posted on 2 November 2016
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
The African Cancer Institute (ACI) at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS), Stellenbosch University (SU), has formed a partnership with the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) to focus on cancer research regarding public health, primary care, nursing, and rehabilitation sciences to build capacity for basic and advanced cancer care.
Posted on 1 July 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