CDIA Annual Report 2019
CDIA just released its 2019 report, showcasing activities conducted after the first funding cycle. CDIA provides top-class research and capacity building in the field of NCDs as well as ongoing policy support and strategic advocacy.
Time To Get Serious About NCDs
Non-communicable diseases are one of the major health and development challenges of the 21st Century, in terms of both the human suffering they cause and the adverse effects they have on universal sustainable development.
CDIA researchers win big grant for NCD research
A collaboration of researchers, including CDIA members, has been awarded a substantial grant of €7.5 million over five years to fight non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in sub-Saharan Africa.
Dr Zelra Malan (left) with co-supervisor Dr Katherine Everett-Murphy
CDIA research helps to upskill primary healthcare providers
Studies by a Chronic Diseases Initiative for Africa (CDIA) researcher have shed light on how patients can be better educated about living a healthier lifestyle and contributed to a vital training programme for healthcare professionals.


Tuesday, 26 October 2021
The Paradox of Undernutrition and Obesity in South Africa: A Contextual Overview of Food Quality, Access and Availability in the New Democracy

South Africa is a country in nutrition and economic transition. Undernutrition, particularly stunting and micronutrient deficiencies, coexist with overweight and obesity, which have been on the rise over the past few decades. The dual nature of malnutrition in South Africa comes with a complex series of epidemiological and health care challenges. Overweight and obesity are associated with chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as hypertension, diabetes, coronary heart disease, amongst others. In the context of food insecurity and the HIV pandemic which has been estimated to affect 2.4 % of children aged between 0 and 14 years, undernutrition persists, particularly among young children. Both forms of malnutrition are driven by factors which are biological, behavioural, societal and structural.

Publication Date:
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 - 14:30
International diabetes study launched at UWC
Researchers from the Chronic Diseases Initiative for Africa (CDIA) and scientists from Uganda, South Africa, Sweden, Finland and Belgium have launched a new study called SMART2D aimed at finding ways to prevent and manage Type 2 Diabetes.
Publication Date:
Fri, 04 Mar 2016 - 13:15
Community health workers can improve SA healthcare

The CDIA has welcomed the announcement by Discovery Fund to award the CDIA R2 million for a further two years, enabling the organisation to continue its programme of research in the health services - where help is most needed.

Publication Date:
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 - 12:15
CDIA Announcement: Join GRAND South - Global Research Against Non-Communicable Diseases

November 2014

GRAND South is a network of 11 centres in Asia, Africa and Latin America working in research, building capacity and developing policy to reduce the burden of NCD. This network of centres was created from a collaborative initiative, ‘Combating Chronic Disease in Developing Countries – Partners in Progress’, between National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHBLI) and United Health Group  in 2009. CDIA is a member of this network. You are invited to join the GRAND South community and follow the group on Facebook and Twitter.

Publication Date:
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 - 14:45