The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) remains responsive to a changing health policy environment. Within the current policy context in South Africa, our vision, mission and strategic objectives are most effectively advanced through working to advance and support South Africa’s HIV& AIDS and STI Strategic Plan 2007-2011 (NSP). TAC was instrumental in the development of the NSP.
TAC conceptualises its work within the next five years as working to ensure optimal achievement of NSP outcomes in the areas of (1) Prevention; (2) Treatment, Care and Support; (3) Research and Monitoring; and (4) Law, Human Rights and Health System Strengthening. In addition, TAC plays an active role in the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC), as well as in local, district and provincial AIDS Council structures where multi-stakeholders strategies and priorities are developed and monitored.
This is the first edition of a report that TAC will produce quarterly. The report assesses TAC’s work in supporting the implementation of the NSP through identifying what has been achieved, lessons learnt, further gaps in policy, and opportunities at district level. The first report covers activities and campaigns from March – May 2010. TAC will develop subsequent reports in collaboration with SECTION27 (incorporating theAIDS Law Project).