Prevention is better than cure

An introspective story – as told by Uncle Norman.

Fair is foul, and foul is fair: a befitting prelude to a diagnostic report of a health system seemingly designed to treat sickness rather than to prevent disease. 

Today I implore you to familiarise yourself with the South African Child Gauge 2020 – Food and nutrition security, themed: The Slow Violence of Malnutrition. The Child Gauge is published annually by the Children’s Institute at the University of Cape Town to review the status of children in South Africa and inform evidence-based policy and programming.

Once you have read or glanced through the publication, and with due consideration of the group of conditions and factors that exist, ask yourself – Have we as a society reliably demonstrated the desire to meet our problems in time, rather than to seek remedies after the damage is done?

In the illustrious closing words (and voice) of Judge Dennis Davis: “You be the judge”.