Joined the programme in 2016
Johannesburg became the first city on the African continent to join the Cities Changing Diabetes programme, in 2016. Fast-paced urbanisation over the last two decades has made Johannesburg a vibrant and diverse city, yet it has also fuelled several major challenges. Lack of housing, inner city decay, high unemployment, crime and inadequate health provisions have all combined to create an environment conducive to NCDs such as type 2 diabetes.
of the adult population in South Africa is physically inactive.1
of the sample population being overweight and a further 37.0% having obesity.2
was not aware they had the condition.3
If action is not taken, the prevalence of diabetes could increase from 11% today to 16.2% by 2045.4