NCD Briefs

Percept has developed a series of briefs aiming to explain, explore and quantify the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in South Africa. Throughout the briefs, both existing quantitative data as well as emerging qualitative data are drawn together. Given the rising global burden of NCDs, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) these briefs are incredibly relevant. As South Africa move towards universal health coverage (UHC), it is imperative that we understand the needs of our population now and how these may change going forward.

Percept is grateful for the generous funding provided by our three partners, although the views presented are the authors’ own:

• Actuarial Society of South Africa (ASSA): ASSA has an interest in being part of the development of high-quality evidence to support resource allocation and decision-making and the interplay between the supply and demand sides of the health system

• RGA Reinsurance Company of South Africa Ltd (RGA): RGA has an interest in the ways in which life insurance can be responsive to the changing burden of disease and the ways in which we can use data to drive decision-making

• Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF): BHF is a regional representative body of health funders, administrators, and managed care organisations. It is committed to universal health coverage, value-based healthcare, and accountability for health. Addressing the NCD burden is an important element to achieve some of its objectives

NCD Brief Ten – Mind the Gap

Mind the Gap: A deep dive into mental health Percept | January 2022 Mental health conditions are becoming increasingly large contributors to disease and disabilityburdens worldwide. Coupled with the fact that...