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Thursday, 3 April 2014 - 13:08

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) thanks the 10 political parties who responded to the 11 questions in our People’s Health Manifesto. These responses have been collated in a document that can be downloaded here.  We encourage voters to engage with these unfiltered responses from political parties.
 
Below we provide the TAC’s analysis of these responses. We stress that the TAC is independent of all political parties and does not campaign for or against any parties. We...

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Monday, 31 March 2014 - 12:13

South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), and the main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), have both expressed strong support for reform of South Africa’s patent laws. The parties were responding to questions in the Treatment Action Campaign’s (TAC) People’s Health Manifesto. The manifesto contained 11 health-related questions, of which one asked whether parties are committed to pro-public health reform of South Africa’s patent laws. As far as we know, this is the first time that the ANC has explicitly supported the proposed reforms of South Africa’s...

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Friday, 28 March 2014 - 11:02

KHAYELITSHA, 27th March 2014: Over 500 health activists from the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) marched to Khayelitsha Hospital to demand urgent action to address the ongoing problems in accessing quality treatment and care services. The TAC is frustrated with the ongoing high volume of complaints about poor treatment and care at Khayelitsha Hospital following numerous complaints by community members facing ill treatment. As an organisation that fought for equal access to health services, TAC are compelled to again intervene in this matter and have collected further testimonials...

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Wednesday, 26 March 2014 - 14:50

The TAC and SECTION27 call on the Minister of Health to urgently bring an end to the financial woes facing the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS). The continued year-on-year delayed and non-payment by Gauteng and Kwazulu-Natal speaks to a failure of governance and oversight on the part of the National Department of Health and National Parliament.  
 
The NHLS is responsible for the vast majority of HIV and tuberculosis related tests conducted in the South African public health system. It also plays a critical role in screening for cervical cancer which, in the words of...

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Tuesday, 25 March 2014 - 10:49

Launch of People's Health Manifesto: TAC demands accountability from politicians
TAC to march on office of Premier Ace Mashagule
 
BLOEMFONTEIN, 20th MARCH 2014: The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and partner organisations marched on the office of Free State Premier Ace Mashagule to demand he takes concrete steps to bring an end to the severe problems in the Free State health system. The march forms part of TAC's campaign to hold politicians to account through our People's Health Manifesto. The People's Health Manifesto contains...

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