Results of first SA national health and nutrition survey released
DATE: 6 August 2013
South Africa has a huge burden of disease, fuelled by a range of risk factors, and morbidity (illness and disease) and mortality (death) figures are high.This is shown by the results of the first South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (SANHANES), a comprehensive health and nutrition study that yielded critical information on emerging epidemics of non-communicable diseases. The study also analysed the underlying social, economic, behavioural and environmental factors that drives these diseases in the South African population.
The information contained in the study will assist policy makers and programme managers to identify specific target areas that need attention as part of a comprehensive approach to address emerging diseases and the social factors that impact on health, including the health system.
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- Strategic Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases 2013-17 SA National Department of Health
The HSRC’s CEO, Prof Olive Shisana and the national Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi launched the first South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (SANHANES-1) at the HSRC Pretoria office.
- Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) Media release 1
- Nutritional status of children Media release 2
- Tobacco products and smoking Media release 3
- Household alcohol use Media release 4
- Perceptions of general and mental health Media release 5
- Use and quality of health care services Media release 6
- Social and psychological factors of tuberculosis (TB) Media release 7