Non-infectious diseases pose an economic threat to healthcare

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2013
TITLE AUTHOR(S): D.Labadarios, O.Shisana, L.Dalais
KEYWORDS: DISEASE MANAGEMENT, EATING BEHAVIOUR, ECONOMIC CONDITIONS, HEALTH, NUTRITION, RISK BEHAVIOUR
DEPARTMENT: Social Aspects of Public Health (SAPH), Office of the CEO (ERM), Office of the CEO (OCEO), Office of the CEO (IL), Office of the CEO (BS), Office of the CEO (IA)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-september-2013/non-infectious-diseases-pose-an-economic-threat-to-healthcare
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Abstract

No country can afford the economic burden placed on its health system by the rise in non-communicable diseases not even the rich ones proclaimed Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi at the launch of the results of the South African National Health and Nutrition Survey (SANHANES-I). He was referring to the rise in the prevalence of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes among South Africans. Demetre Labadarios, Olive Shisana and Lucinda Dalais explain further.