Establishing a health promotion and development foundation in South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Perez, A.M.
dc.contributor.author Ayo-Yusuf, Olalekan A.
dc.contributor.author Hofman, K.
dc.contributor.author Kalideen, S.
dc.contributor.author Maker, A.
dc.contributor.author Mokonoto, N.
dc.contributor.author Morojele, Neo K.
dc.contributor.author Naidoo, P.
dc.contributor.author Parry, C.
dc.contributor.author Rendall-Mkosi, Kirstie Margaret
dc.contributor.author Saloojee, Y.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-12T06:45:23Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-12T06:45:23Z
dc.date.issued 2013-03
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_US
dc.description.librarian am2014 en_US
dc.description.librarian ay2014
dc.description.uri http://www.samj.org.za en_US
dc.identifier.citation Perez, AM, Ayo-Yusuf, OA, 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, vol. 103, no. 3, pp. 147-149. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0256-9574 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2078-5135 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.7916/SAMJ.6281
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/33398
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Health and Medical Publishing Group en_US
dc.rights Health and Medical Publishing Group en_US
dc.subject Burden en_US
dc.subject Health and social inequity en_US
dc.subject Health promotion interventions en_US
dc.subject Health Promotion and Development Foundation (HPDF) en_US
dc.subject South Africa en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Health promotion -- South Africa en
dc.title Establishing a health promotion and development foundation in South Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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