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Wednesday, 1 March 2017 - 13:19

JOHANNESBURG, WEDNESDAY 1st MARCH: South Africa is facing an ongoing crisis in the public healthcare system. The 2015 General Household Survey indicated that seven in every ten households use public clinics and hospitals. However, when they access these facilities they are faced with dysfunction. Hospitals that leave patients on stretchers without being seen. Doctors in short supply who take weeks to see patients in critical condition. Arriving at clinics at 5am only to wait in inordinately long queues for the whole day. Waiting for hours in urgent need of emergency care, for...

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Tuesday, 7 February 2017 - 05:25

ACTIVISTS AROUND THE WORLD MARCH #ForTobeka
- Demonstrations held at Roche & pharma associations in South Africa, Malaysia, UK, France, Zambia, Brazil, US (further campaign activity in India, Russia, Ukraine, Morocco, Zimbabwe)
- 108 organisations endorse a letter to Roche (*...

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Thursday, 2 February 2017 - 09:27

Johannesburg, 2 February 2017: The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) welcomes the report of South Africa’s Health Ombud, Professor Malegapuru Makgoba, into the Life Esidimeni tragedy in Gauteng. The devastating report titled “THE REPORT INTO THE ‘CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING THE DEATHS OF MENTALLY ILL PATIENTS: GAUTENG PROVINCE’” and sub-titled “NO GUNS: 94+ SILENT DEATHS AND STILL COUNTING” can be downloaded here.
 
The report outlines how the Gauteng Department of Health hastily and irresponsibly moved...

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Wednesday, 1 February 2017 - 16:57

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) engages in monitoring, advocacy and access to quality comprehensive prevention, treatment, care and support services to live a healthy life. 
 
PROVINCIAL MANAGER – WESTERN CAPE
 
Main Purpose of the Job:
 
The main purpose of the Provincial Manager: Western Cape is to;
1.   Provide oversight and support to the District Organisers and Provincial Trainers
2.   Ensure that information/issues from the branches is communicated to the Provincial Office Bearers / Provincial Council, National...

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Wednesday, 30 November 2016 - 09:53

TAC to host night vigil and World AIDS Day march
 
HIV and TB remain crises in South Africa. Every year there are approximately 280 000 new HIV infections and 140 000 HIV-related deaths in the country.
 
To turn the tide on HIV and TB we need all government departments and all provinces to take this crisis seriously. With the exception of a few dedicated individuals including Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, HIV and TB is however not a priority for our national and provincial governments.

The public healthcare system in many of our provinces remain in...

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