Wednesday, 20 July 2016 - 14:16

WEDNESDAY 19th JULY 2016, DURBAN: Women from across the world today stormed the corporate stall of multinational pharmaceutical company Roche at the AIDS 2016 conference in Durban. The activists demanded Roche urgently drop the price of a vital breast cancer treatment. The women showered the company’s stand with over a thousand bras gathered from women around the world and held a banner telling Roche to “Stop booby trapping access to medicines”.
 
In South Africa Roche charges R485 000 (US$ 34,000) per treatment course for trastuzumab, a very effective lynchpin...

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Wednesday, 20 July 2016 - 09:55

WEDNESDAY 20th JULY 2016, DURBAN: The youth are among the most vulnerable members of our society, their voices are often drowned out and their needs, wants and protection is often not made a priority. We have spoken to the youth and those that work closely with young people across the country to find out what their demands are and how the South African government can ensure their protection.
 
During the 2016 International AIDS Conference 92 organisations and individuals signed the Youth Declaration demanding access to condoms in schools, youth friendly clinics and...

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Monday, 18 July 2016 - 21:04

Speech delivered by Nkhensani Mavasa, Chairperson of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), at the opening of the 21st International AIDS Conference on 18 July 2016
 
Treatment, Prevention & Non-Discrimination is Still Our Human Right: We Demand a Global Strategic Plan toward treatment for all
 
Deputy President, Minister of Health, Premier of Kwazulu-Natal, MECs for health, foreign dignitaries, leaders of the global AIDS response, people living with HIV, friends, comrades. It is a privilege to address you on this historic day....

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Monday, 18 July 2016 - 09:13

AIDS Response at CODE RED - Thousands of Activists March to International AIDS Conference in Durban
We’re Not Even Halfway to the End of AIDS, Treatment For All Now!”
 
18 July 2016, Durban, South Africa: Today, over 8,000 activists from South Africa and across the globe took to Durban’s streets for the 21st International AIDS Conference—highlighting a massive disconnect between political promises to end AIDS and the realities on the ground of insufficient funding and health systems stretched to the breaking...

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Sunday, 17 July 2016 - 12:09
  • UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to receive memorandum of demands in Durban
  • UN High Level Panel provides unique opportunity for governments to make historic changes in healthcare.

 
Durban, 17 July 2016:  On the eve of the 21st International AIDS Conference, civil society organisations from across the world call on world leaders to take decisive steps to ensure that the nightmare of people not being able to afford AIDS medicines will not be repeated for people with other diseases, including HIV co-infections. We make this call in Durban, South...

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