Establishing a health promotion and development foundation in South Africa

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dc.description.abstract South Africa has a 'quadruple burden of disease'. One way to reduce this burden, and address the social determinants of health and social inequity, could be through health promotion interventions driven by an independent Health Promotion and Development Foundation (HPDF). This could provide a framework to integrate health promotion and social development into all government and civil society programmes. On priority issues, the HPDF would mobilise resources, allocate funding, develop capacity, and monitor and evaluate health promotion and development work. Emphasis would be on reducing the effects of poverty, inequity and unequal development on disease rates and wellbeing. The HPDF could also decrease the burden on the proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) system. We reflect on such foundations in other countries, and propose a structure for South Africa's HPDF and a dedicated funding stream to support its activities. In particular, an additional 2% levy on alcohol and tobacco products is proposed to be utilised to fund the HPDF. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject HEALTH en
dc.subject INEQUALITY en
dc.title Establishing a health promotion and development foundation in South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 301(3) en
dc.BudgetYear 2013/14 en
dc.ResearchGroup Population Health, Health Systems and Innovation en
dc.SourceTitle South African Medical Journal en
dc.ArchiveNumber 7772 en
dc.PageNumber 147-149 en
dc.outputnumber 6422 en
dc.bibliographictitle Perez, A.M., Ayo-Yusuf, O.A., Hofman, K., Kalideen, S., Maker, A., Mokonoto, D., Morojele, N., Naidoo, P., Parry, C., Rendall-Mkosi, K. & Saloojee, Y. (2013) Establishing a health promotion and development foundation in South Africa. South African Medical Journal. 301(3):147-149. en
dc.publicationyear 2013 en
dc.contributor.author1 Perez, A.M. en
dc.contributor.author2 Ayo-Yusuf, O.A. en
dc.contributor.author3 Hofman, K. en
dc.contributor.author4 Kalideen, S. en
dc.contributor.author5 Maker, A. en
dc.contributor.author6 Mokonoto, D. en
dc.contributor.author7 Morojele, N. en
dc.contributor.author8 Naidoo, P. en
dc.contributor.author9 Parry, C. en
dc.contributor.author10 Rendall-Mkosi, K. en
dc.contributor.author11 Saloojee, Y. en

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