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[South Africa] Latest plenary speakers announced for WCTOH 2018

International Women’s Day on 8 March is marked by the second plenary which will discuss ‘Women, Development, and Tobacco Control’. Dr Flavia Senkubuge, WCTOH 2018 President, will chair the session that includes panellists Dr Lorraine Greaves, Senior Inve
World Conference on Tobacco OR Health (WCTOH)
added Feb 18, 2018 03:41
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[South Africa] High-level participants announced

WCTOH is pleased to announce the participation of WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, South Africa Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi and Michael R. Bloomberg, a leading actor on tobacco control and WHO Ambassador for Noncommunicable
World Conference on Tobacco OR Health (WCTOH)
added Feb 18, 2018 03:40
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[South Africa] On World Cancer Day, (4 Feb) Dr Gan Quan, Director of The Union’s Department of Tobacco Control, emphasises the urgent need to tackle tobacco use

4 February 2018, we consider these figures in stark contrast to the clear and ambitious target set out in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) three years ago – to reduce mortality from non-communicable diseases, which include cancer,
The Union (formerly, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease) (fr)
added Feb 4, 2018 00:39
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[Africa, South Africa] WATCH: 10 000 Tobacco farming jobs on the line due to illicit cigarettes

Besieged commercial and emerging farmers in the Waterberg Region of Limpopo held a Tobacco Farmers Day in the town of Vaalwater on Thursday. They met to share knowledge and information, but mostly to hear how industry players are planning to tackle the
News24 (za)
added Feb 2, 2018 18:30
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[Africa, South Africa] FTW Pick: Illicit tobacco trade ‘destroying’ legal value chain say producers ($$)

“Our industry is under siege from illicit traders who not only sell cheap cigarettes but also procure leaf outside our borders,” said Limpopo Tobacco Processors managing director, Christo van Staden. According to AgriSA, tobacco volumes have already bee
FTW online (Freight & Trading Weekly) (za)
added Feb 1, 2018 23:46
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Productivity losses due to premature mortality from cancer in Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (BRICS): A population-based comparison

Locally-tailored strategies are required to reduce the economic burden of cancer in developing economies. Focussing on tobacco control, vaccination programs and cancer screening, combined with access to adequate treatment, could yield significant gains fo
Cancer Epidemiology [Cancer Detection and Prevention]
added Feb 1, 2018 18:46
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[Brazil, China, India, Russia, South Africa] $46 billion in productivity lost to cancer in major emerging economies

(IARC) in partnership with leading cancer research institutions in these countries, the study shows that the productivity loss in Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, China, and South Africa, collectively known as the BRICS countries, reached $46.3 bill
eCancer (uk)
added Feb 1, 2018 18:46
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[Brazil, China, India, Russia, South Africa] Over $46 billion lost to premature cancer deaths in BRICS economies, UN research finds

Premature deaths as a result of cancer is costing major emerging economies tens of billions of dollars a year... “The study demonstrates the economic importance of targeted primary prevention activities embedded in national cancer control policies. Focusi
UN News Service
added Feb 1, 2018 02:50
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[South Africa] INFOGRAPHIC: Bill to ban smoking in public places

The department of health is processing a bill that could make South Africa a smoke-free country. The draft bill is being finalised with the intention of tabling it in front of cabinet before it goes to parliament. If passed, it will prohibit smokers fro
Pretoria Rekord (za)
added Jan 25, 2018 23:09
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[South Africa] Cancer is costing BRICS economies billions each year

South Africa has the highest cost per cancer death (USD$101,000) compared with the other BRICS countries. Its cost is five times that of India...Combining tobacco control, vaccination programmes and cancer screening with access to adequate treatment coul
African Independent (za)
added Jan 25, 2018 22:00
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