Welcome to The SA NCD Alliance Survey of National NCD Response.

Thank you for participating in this study, taking place August 18th to September 18th 2014. It comprises 68 questions and will take approximately 60 - 90 minutes of your time to complete. Since it is understood that this is a significant time contribution, this online format, allows you to take breaks and resume at your convenience.
“Strengthening Health Systems, Supporting NCD Action” is a NCD Alliance programme aimed at supporting and strengthening national civil society NCD advocacy efforts in Brazil, South Africa and the Caribbean Community countries to raise demand and advocate for governments to strengthen health systems through an integrated approach to action on NCDs.

THE Patient Health Alliance of Non-Governmental Organisations (PHANGO) as part of the newly formed SA Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance (SA NCD Alliance) is the National Implementing Partner for this NCDs Alliance and Medtronic Philanthropy funded project.

The purpose of this study is to develop a Civil Society NCD National Status Report (NSR) which seeks to understand and assess the response to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the South Africa, from a civil society perspective. It is meant to complement and support the national government’s official surveillance, monitoring and reporting on NCDs. The NSR will attempt to reflect the national status on NCDs with emphasis including input from the 9 provinces to capture provincial NCD perspective. The National Status Report is to be presented during the SA NCD Alliance’s NCDs Health Systems Strengthening Meeting on 17th-18th November, 2014 in Gauteng, South Africa. It will be available on the website www.sancda.org.za .
The method includes surveys of key informants (of which this is one), short follow up phone interviews if necessary, and document reviews.

As you have been chosen for your key role in the planning, implementation and/or evaluation of NCD policy measures, your participation may identify you personally. The risk and discomfort associated with this research is considered to be minimal as no psychological, social, legal, economic or physical harm is expected to impact you due to participation.
You also have the right to withdraw from the study at ANY time.

If you have any queries or concerns please contact the Principal Investigator Dr Vicki Pinkney-Atkinson Email:vicki@phango.org.za or phone: 011-706-4196

The SA NCD Alliance is indebted to our Caribbean colleagues at the Healthy Caribbean Coalition /University of the West Indies CaveHill Public Health for the permission to adapt their original survey.

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