1st December 2014
Dear Global Donors
Fulfilling the right to health depends on common purpose between researchers, clinicians and activists
On the eve of World AIDS day 2014 we write this letter as globally recognized researchers, scientists and academics who are concerned about reports of the possible closure of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in South Africa as a consequence of serious funding difficulties.
We believe that health and access to health services is a human right. But we want to state unequivocally that as much as...
1st December 2014
JOHANNESBURG, 1st DECEMBER 2014: The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) marks World AIDS Day 2014 at an Activist’s Reunion in central Johannesburg. At 11am 150 leaders from HIV affected communities, law, entertainment, medicine, research and the media will come together. They come together to recall how, 10 years ago, people’s power broke political resistance to treatment for AIDS. In April 2004 an anti-retroviral treatment progamme started that has saved 2.5 million lives and prevented countless infections. It brought back health dignity and hope to people living with HIV, their...Read more
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· Justice Edwin Cameron, Ahmed Kathrada, Barbara Hogan, Claire Johnston, Gail Johnson, Pieter Dirk Uys, Glenda Gray, Vuyiseka Dubula, Jay Naidoo and Justice Johann Kriegler and many others to join TAC Ten Year Reunion and Rededication on World AIDS Day, Monday December 1.
JOHANNESBURG, 26th NOVEMBER 2014: This year marks ten years of antiretrovirals in South Africa. This is a huge milestone and is a cause for celebration. But there are...
- Don’t treat SANAC as a circus
On Saturday November 8th 2014 a plenary meeting of the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) will take place in Secunda, Mpumalanga. Leaders of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) will participate in the plenary but we will also picket before the plenary to draw attention to the on-going health crisis in Mpumalanga and to protest at the fact that one year has passed since the TAC handed then Deputy President and SANAC Chairperson evidence and a...
On Monday Daily Maverick journalist Stephen Grootes wrote: “Saving the TAC would give us many things. It would save a voice that South Africans have created that speaks truth to power. A rare, apolitical voice. It would keep alive a network across the country that still saves lives to this day. It would make sure that the war against AIDS occupies more of the centre-stage than it does now, while ensuring our culture changes to embrace those who are positive. And it would make us a better country.”
WHAT: On Thursday 6th November leaders from the Treatment...