NORTH WEST – Breeding chickens at home, also known as backyard poultry farming, has come under the spotlight following this week’s recall of over 200-million eggs in the US.
Across the human lifespan, we are most vulnerable to death during birth and in the first 28 days of life. This is even more so for children born in developing nations including South Africa.
Many South Africans are physically inactive, consume poor and unhealthy diets and are overweight and obese ‘ leading to all kinds of preventable conditions that kill them prematurely.
Cancer and Tobacco Control
The global burden of cancer has more than doubled during the past 30 years and it is estimated that in 2008 there were over 12 million new cases of cancer diagnosed, 7 million deaths from cancer and 25 million persons alive with cancer.