This week will see nations marking World Diabetes Day. Though the planet is justifiably preoccupied with the unfold of Covid-19, we must always not overlook the necessity to reply to different extra preventable causes of illness and dying.
Globally, an estimated 422 million adults have been dwelling with diabetes in 2014, in comparison with 108 million in 1980. Over the previous decade, diabetes prevalence has risen sooner in low and middle-income nations than in greater earnings nations.
In 2007, the United Nations Common Meeting adopted decision 61/225 designating 14 November as World Diabetes Day. The decision recognised “the pressing have to pursue multilateral efforts to advertise and enhance human well being and supply entry to remedy and healthcare schooling”.
Nurses at present account for over half of the worldwide well being workforce and the theme for World Diabetes Day this yr is The Nurse and Diabetes. The marketing campaign goals to boost consciousness across the essential function nurses play in supporting individuals dwelling with diabetes.
With the pandemic displaying no indicators of slowing, and diabetes on the rise, common nationwide healthcare is significant.
As a part of the implementation of the Health Sector Anti-Corruption Forum (HSACF) corruption prevention programme, the HSACF will host its second webinar on Sunday, 15 November at 6pm.
Moderated by Maverik Citizen editor Mark Heywood, audio system Dr Nicholas Crisp (head of the nationwide medical health insurance workplace) and Sasha Stevenson (head of well being at SECTION27) will debate the proposed National Health Insurance scheme (at present earlier than Parliament) and its vulnerability to corruption. Register here.
The remainder of the week…
At 4pm on Monday, 9 November, the Institute for Economic Justice (IEJ), Centre for Economic and Social Rights (CESR), and SECTION27, invite you to a webinar on Defining a brand new economics: What function for human rights?
Join Prof Sandra Liebenberg (Stellenbosch College), Prof Pundy Pillay (College of the Witwatersrand), advocate Jason Brickhill (Oxford College), and Dr Basani Baloyi (Oxfam South Africa) for this important dialogue on the intersection between economics and human rights.
On Tuesday, 10 November, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) invitations you to a dialogue on Essential reflections on the Islamist navy insurgencies in East and West Africa.
The occasion will see audio system resembling Prof Adebayp Olukoshi (International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance), Prof Adriano Nuvunga (CDD), and Idayat Haasan (CDD) focus on similarities, patterns of operations, authorities counterinsurgency methods, classes and coverage choices for Mozambique’s troubled northern province, Cabo Delgado. Click on here to hitch the Zoom assembly.
At 10am on Wednesday, 11 November, the Africa Criminal Justice Reform, in collaboration with the Dullah Omar Institute and the College of the Western Cape, invite you to a dialogue on Provincial and native authorities and policing: the draft South African Police Service’s (SAPS) Modification Invoice.
This webinar will discover and mirror on the provisions of the invoice which impacts on the function of provincial and native authorities in policing and legislation enforcement, significantly in view of the rising physique of proof indicating that native and provincial governments are more and more trying to handle the security issues of residents, the place SAPS “fails to take action”.
At 1pm, the College of the Witwatersrand is internet hosting its fifth webinar in a sequence of crucial engagements titled Pandemic Pangolins: Systems, Science, and Society. Wits is bringing collectively consultants to debate and consider the ever-changing physique of data rising from the Covid-19 pandemic.
This week the sequence focuses on pandemics and society and the significance of group engagement. Register here.
At three.30pm, the Sama Resource Group for Girls and Well being is internet hosting their third webinar in a sequence of 5 webinars on Moral and Authorized Challenges in Analysis on Preventive Vaccines and in Making Authorised Vaccines Accessible. The purpose of the sequence is to mirror on the science and ethics in growing and accessing vaccines for Covid-19.
This week, audio system (to be introduced) will concentrate on regulating Covid-19 vaccine scientific trials. You may e-mail [email protected] for extra particulars and the registration hyperlink.
Because the response to the Covid-19 pandemic is displaying us, financial insurance policies have a profound influence on the realisation of rights. But the economics self-discipline continues to current itself as “value-neutral” and sometimes fails to fastidiously think about the implications of insurance policies on individuals’s rights.
On Thursday, 12 November, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the Land and Accountability Research Centre (LARC), and the Public Affairs Research Institute (PARI) in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation invite you to a dialogue on The way forward for the Ingonyama Belief: substantive accountability in a post-Covid period.
The occasion, which might be facilitated by Dr Mbongiseni Buthelezi (PARI), will see panellists Mavuso Mbhekiseni (Makhassaneni group), Zenande Booi (LARC), and Janet Bellamy (LARC) focus on the problems of the funds and monetary administration of the Ingonyama Trust’s belongings, and whether or not these profit the Belief’s beneficiaries – “the members of the tribes and communities” dwelling on land vested within the Belief, as required by the authorized framework governing the Belief. Register here.
On Friday, 13 November, the Folks’s Well being Motion is internet hosting a public webinar on the impact of Covid-19 on the livelihoods of individuals from susceptible communities. DM/MC
You may register for the occasion here. DM/MC
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