The dismissal of former Deputy-Minister of Health, Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge, reinforces growing concerns about President Mbeki and Minister Tshabalala-Msimang's commitment to implementing the National Strategic Plan on HIV/AIDS 2007-2011 (NSP). Madlala Routledge created a new partnership that contributed to the development of this plan. She fought for a scientific approach to HIV medicine, based on the principles of universal access to treatment and comprehensive evidence-based prevention.
Judgment will be handed down in TAC and Others v. MEC for Health, Western Cape and Others in Cape High Court at 10:15am Tuesday, 26 June 2007.
TAC Electronic Newsletter
4 May 2007
The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) will hold imbizos in six provinces to discuss the contents of the draft National Strategic Plan for HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections (NSP) and inform the final document. Space is limited to 150 people per meeting. The HSRC is kindly assisting us with the content of the meetings.
President Mbeki has appointed Transport Minister Jeff Radebe as the Acting Health Minister.
HIV/AIDS denialism dealt an irreversible blow! Now, how do we prevent HIV infections, save lives and build a decent health system all?