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Quality of food, not just quantity important for Africa

April 18, 2018
News  

Unless the quality of food that Africans eat is addressed, the continent will not be able to address under-nutrition and obesity-related diseases or meet global nutrition goals.

Our year in review

April 9, 2018
News  

READ all about how we reported on obesity prevention, started a campaign against rape, and broke the Esidimeni story on television in our latest Annual Report

SA’s first health tax – but will it work?

April 3, 2018
News  

Over the Easter weekend, South Africa became the first African country to impose an excise tax on sugary drinks, a move that has been welcomed by health experts but condemned as ‘nanny-ish’ by free marketeers.

Micro-plastic in the water? It’s everywhere!

March 26, 2018
Environmental Health  

Every human who drinks water from a tap or bottle is exposed to tiny pieces of plastic, but no one knows yet what effect this has on our health. A recent study found high levels of micro-plastic in bottled water. Should we be worried?

Tobacco is expensive to the environment

March 12, 2018
News  

Tobacco farming causes significant damage to the environment and farmers are often in debt as prices are low and production costs are high.

Africa is the new tobacco target

March 12, 2018
News  

Africa’s health gains to go up in smoke if tobacco control is not addressed, experts warn at the world’s biggest tobacco control conference.

Massive increase in smoking in Lesotho

March 8, 2018
News  

Lesotho has seen an explosion in smoking in the past decade – from 15 percent in 2004 to 54 percent in 2015 – thanks to aggressive marketing by tobacco companies and weak laws