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Mpumalanga health facilities facing Tenofovir shortages

Health facilities across the Mpumalanga province are facing yet another shortage of essential drugs. This comes hot on the heels of the drug shortages that were so prevalent in the province in late 2010 till early 2011. It has reported to the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) office in Ermelo that a number of facilities (e.g [...]

Fix the Patent Laws

Campaigning for pro-public health reform of South Africa’s Patents Act 

Happy New year

Honourable Premier Zweli Mkhize assisted by Sobantu community members

Public imbizo about National Health Insurance

TAC participated in a public imbizo at Ikamva Lethu on Dec 6 at 11am to discuss the community’s feedback about the proposed National Health Insurance. Several representatives spoke about the plan.  Mr. Mbele, a representative from COSATU, spoke about the workers’ perspective on the proposed NHI plan.  He said that the union supports the NHI [...]

TAC calls for decisive action from the National Department of Health and Treasury to prevent the collapse of the National Health Laboratory Service

In the face of the National Health Laboratory Services facing collapse due to non--payment which will lead to a great loss of lives and interruption of essential diagnostic services, TAC Gauteng held a demonstration ant the MEC of Health offices in Johanesburg yesterday (12 December 2011)with the intention of showing concern regarding the imminent disaster [...]

TAC KZN picket outside HIVEX office

'This is a sad day for South Africa.' This is how Clive Fox Harvey, started his speech after receiving the memorundum. More than 400 TAC members and partners (CEGAA, DrumAide) picketed outside HIVEX offices in Commercial City today. They demanded HIVEX to stop misleading the community and PLWHIV by making false claims about curing the [...]

16 Days of Activism against GBV

Marking the first day of this campaign, on November 25, activists from TAC, Social Justice Coalition and Triangle Project participated in a protest march through Ndlovini informal settlement to raise awareness about gender-based violence in this community. Residents watched and in some cases, joined in with the march through the main streets and up to [...]

World AIDS Day 2011

On Thursday Dec 1, we commemorated World AIDS Day with numerous events held around Khayelitsha and throughout Cape Town. First we participated in the unveiling of a plaque at the Ubuntu Clinic to commemorate the ten years of pioneering work this clinic has done for integrated TB and HIV treatment. A bronze plaque now rests [...]

The Ekurhuleni District

The Ekurhuleni District, Quarter 3 Newsletter is now avaialble at the following link: Ekurhuleni Quarter 3 Newsletter


We had the workshop about HPV and PMTCT, the workshop was accommodating all the branch members. The aim was to go to the community the following day and educate them about these issues. The person that was facilitating or educating the branch members was the Mpolweni PTLP Nonsikelelo Ngubo. She did HPV which is Human [...]

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