With thanks to our key collaborators
The Government of South Africa sees proper nutrition and diet, especially for children, as essential for sound physical and mental health and development. The National Development Plan (Vision 2030) therefore recommends proper child nutrition and helping families break the cycle of poverty as essential to eliminating poverty and reducing inequality in South Africa by 2030.www.health.gov.za
The SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) is one of the components of the SA National Defence Force. It is mandated to provide a healthy military community; that includes uniformed members, their dependents and other eligible for care by the SAMHS. Our core service is healthcare. We compliment the SANDF (Army, Air Force and Navy) as we ensure that our soldiers are combat ready, e.g. from recruitment, we are responsible for Psychometric tests, Continuous Health Assessments, pre and post deployment care etc. This is where their slogan comes from; "Health Warriors Serving the Brave". It is under the leadership of the Surgeon General.
The Nutrition Society of South Africa (NSSA) strives to advance the scientific study of nutrition to promote appropriate strategies for the improvement of nutritional well-being. We aim to enable people to make informed decisions about their diet, putting science at the centre of sound nutrition.www.nutritionsociety.co.za
Grow Great is a campaign that aims to mobilise all South Africans towards national commitment to zero stunting by 2030.www.growgreat.co.za
The Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa (HSFSA), a non-profit organisation, plays a leading role in the fight against preventable heart disease and stroke, with the aim of seeing fewer South Africans suffer premature deaths and disabilities. Their mission is to encourage prevention at all levels, empower South Africans to adopt healthy lifestyles and make healthy choices easier. They provide information and support to build healthy communities, advocate at all levels to minimise South Africans’ risk of developing heart disease and stroke, and support research for improved tools and methods of CVD prevention.www.heartfoundation.co.za
The Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA) is an industry association that represents Retail and Manufacturing member companies in a sector that is one of the largest sources of employment in South Africa. At the core of CGCSA’s purpose lies our vision, which is to become leading Consumer Goods industry platform for advocacy, collaboration and best practice in Africa. In an ever-changing environment that is increasingly impacted by regulatory requirements, risk management capabilities and the pursuit of standardized operational solutions that enable members to trade better, CGCSA is uniquely placed to give members confidence in value chain transparency.
We offer global standards that enable organisations to identify, capture and share information smoothly; expertise in food labelling, food safety and food waste best practice; sustainability & regulatory advisory as well as crime risk management and skills development and training, making us able to support, advocate for and advise organisations in the Retail and Manufacturing sectors at every stage of the value chain, from farm to fork.
We help members trade better and build sustainable businesses through:
ADSA, the Association for Dietetics in South Africa, represents, develops and promotes the continued growth of the dietetic profession in South Africa. In line with their slogan "It's all about nutrition" they are always working towards achieving optimal nutrition for all South Africans. To find a dietitian in your area, go towww.adsa.org.za
CANSA offers a unique integrated service to the public and to all people affected by cancer. CANSA is a leading role-player in cancer research (more than R12 million spent annually) and the scientific findings and knowledge gained from our research are used to realign our health programmes, as well as strengthen our watchdog role to the greater benefit of the public.
Our health programmes comprise health and education campaigns; CANSA Care Centres that offer a wide range of care and support services to those affected by cancer; stoma and other clinical support and organisational management; medical equipment hire, as well as a toll-free line to offer information and support.
We also supply patient care and support in the form of 11 CANSA Care Homes in the main metropolitan areas for out-of-town cancer patients; a Wellness Centre based in Polokwane; and CANSA-TLC lodging for parents and guardians of children undergoing cancer treatment.www.cansa.org.za
The UK funded Better Health programme, South Africa (BHPSA) is implemented by Mott MacDonald (Delivery Partner) and supported by the in-country office of the British High Commission (BHC). BHPSA addresses two key health issues, namely, the rising burden of NCDs; and the variable quality and sub-optimal levels of care. The BHPSA works closely with the National Department of Health (NDoH) and other partners to provide technical assistance, catalytic support and capacity development. The approach is adaptive, ﬂexible and responsive to need. The Wits Health Consortium, funded by BHPSA is a new National Nutrition Week (NNW) partner that works to reduce the country’s high prevalence of non-communicable diseases through social and behaviour change communication.www.mottmac.com/