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Thursday, 9 May 2013 - 15:55

SECTION27 and TAC welcome the announcement by Minister Ebrahim Patel that the Competition Commission will launch a market inquiry into the private healthcare sector in September 2013.
 
About a year ago, the Commission announced its intention to conduct an inquiry into the private health care sector in terms of its general powers to promote and maintain competition in the market.   In light of the high cost of services in the private health sector, including the cost of some specialists, laboratory services and hospital services, this inquiry is crucial for consumers who use...

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Thursday, 9 May 2013 - 12:04

Have your Say!
TAC and RuDASA Eastern Cape Health Consultations
 
16 May 2013: 9 for 10am to 1pm: Mthatha Town Hall,
Leeds Rd (between Owen & York) - Hosted by the District AIDS Council
18 May 2013: 9 for 10am to 1pm: East London, Turnbull Park Club, 48 Paterson Street
 
The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and the Rural Doctors Association of Southern Africa (RuDASA), in partnership with the Rural Health Advocacy Project (RHAP), SECTION27 and the Budget Expenditure...

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Tuesday, 23 April 2013 - 13:08

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) special Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place on the 18th – 19th April 2013 at the Booysens Hotel in Johannesburg.  250 TAC members from across the country came together to reflect on progress made over the last two and half years regarding the resolutions that were taken at TAC’s fourth National Congress in 2010, to reflect on challenges encountered and to give direction to the organisation for the next term leading up to the next National Congress in 2015.
 
Read the full statement...

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Friday, 12 April 2013 - 15:01

The Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, announced in December last year that the Department of health will be rolling-out a Fixed Dose Combination (FDC) antiretroviral pill that combines three drugs into one. With this FDC many patients will only take one pill, once a day. This one pill contains the individual medicines Efavirenz (EFV), Tenofovir (TDF) and Emtricitabine FTC).
 
The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and the National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS (NAPWA) welcome the introduction of this FDC into the public health sector. If introduced properly,...

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Thursday, 4 April 2013 - 15:21

On the 28th of March the Department of Health hosted a National Health Consulatative Forum at the Birchwood Hotel in Johannesburg.
 
Below are three of the presentations from the consultation.
 

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