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07 August 2013

Motsoaledi: Chronic disease on the rise in SA

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said that the release of the findings of the South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey was evidence that there is reason for concern over the prevalence of chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension the country.

Motsoaledi was speaking at the launch of the survey in Pretoria on Tuesday. Compiled by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and the Medical Research Council, the survey provides a detailed look at the health of South Africans and the underlying factors that determine people’s state of health. 

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Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)