Following on other important speeches in recent months, President Zuma’s World AIDS Day address reaffirmed government’s new-found commitment to fighting HIV/AIDS in an open, serious, and evidence-based manner. TAC welcomes the president’s call for people to get tested and his public admission of having taken HIV tests himself.
TAC messages for World Aids Day
“South Africa is taking responsibity”
Resources for health to meet the National Strategic Plan (2007-2011) targets: towards universal access to treatment now!
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A goal of the HIV & AIDS and STI Strategic Plan for South Africa 2007-2011 (NSP) is to reduce new infections by half over the five-year period of the plan. Is it difficult to measure progress towards this goal because of a lack of reliable data on HIV incidence. Nevertheless, policy improvements around voluntary male medical circumcision and prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) will significantly reduce new infections.
This is the first part of a two-part TAC policy brief. This part deals with voluntary male medical circumcision and the next one, which will be...Read more
Bishop Rubin Phillip’s statement on the detention of the Kennedy 13.
‘After their 6th inconclusive bail hearing today, it is now abundantly clear that the legal process for the Kennedy 13 is a complete travesty of justice… I am, tonight, issuing a call for the immediate release of the Kennedy Thirteen from prison on the grounds that justice has been delayed far beyond the point at which it was clear that it had been denied.’
Grave Concerns about the Detention without Trial
of the Kennedy Thirteen:
This Travesty Must End
18 November 2009
Today a submission was delivered to President Barrack Obama from the Deans of leading Public Health and Medical Schools and other global health experts. The submission calls on the administration not to backtrack on AIDS in its new global health initiative.
‘We urge you to be bold and compassionate as we continue to accelerate the U.S. response to the global AIDS pandemic. Please use your leadership to encourage our allies from other wealthy nations to follow suit and to challenge the leaders of developing nations to increase their own spending on health programs to improve the...Read more