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Cardiovascular disease – preventable, avoidable and unnecessary!

Published 6 November 2018

Despite exponential advances in both clinical research, technology and in the pharmaceutical field over the last decade, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is still the leading cause of disability and death worldwide after HIV/AIDS. It accounts for 17 million deaths a year globally (31% of total global deaths).

Congratulations to FPD Tshwane District Technical Assistance Team on Their Victory

Published 15 July 2016

In the recent Gauteng TB Performance Awards Ceremony, Tshwane district received a trophy a second (2nd) and third (3rd) position in the two categories. The performance Indicators were for IPT Initiation that improved from 35% in 2011 to 54% in 2013. Also the treatment success rate improved from 79% in 2011 to 81% in 2013.

FREE E-learning for Medical Students Launch

Published 14 July 2016

From the beginning of March 2016, registered medical students across South Africa will be eligible to receive free management training thanks to a partnership between the Foundation for Professional Development (FPD), Medical Practice Consulting (MPC), and Mr Gabriel Nel, a medical student, from the University of Pretoria. FPD is subsidiary of the South African Medical Association (SAMA).

‘Find TB, Treat TB, Working Together in the Fight Against TB’

Published 13 July 2016

On 24 March we celebrate World TB Day, the day in 1882, that Robert Koch made the announcement of the discovery of the bacillus that caused TB at the meeting of the Berlin Physiological Society. Today, more than hundred years later, approximately 9 million people suffer from TB yearly and approximately 1.5 million will die of TB each year.

Taking Charge Over Your Healthy Lifestyle

Published 12 July 2016

Are you the kind of person who always makes fitness goals at the beginning the year but never follow through with your plan? Then this article is for you. On 24 February, Dr Grace Makgoka arranged a healthy lifestyle 101 training for FPD Head Office employees. She organised guest speakers from gym instructors, to a nutritionist, to FPD nurses and even people to share testimonies about the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle.

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