In late November TAC reported on a national shortage of male latex condoms which threatened to undermine HIV prevention programmes over the holiday season. The condom shortage arose from delays in the national tendering process. TAC has been closely monitoring the situation over the course of the past few weeks. We are pleased to report that we have recently received confirmation from senior National Department of Health (NDoH) officials that the condom shortage has now been alleviated through the urgent importation of several million...Read more
There has been a shortage of condoms nationwide but it is disgusting to see young women using rings from female condoms as bangles and male condoms are being used by soccer players to tighten up their soccer socks but why???
The 16 days of activism were concluded at Nkanini, in Khayelitsha by Treatment Action Campaign in collaboration with Simelela, where it was demonstrated by means of drama that rape and gender based violence can not be tolerated and it must be reported.
Daily we hear about the horrific conditions in Zimbabwe. In the past three weeks, the complete collapse of public health system and sanitation infrastructure has developed into a major cholera epidemic, which has not only extended to the entire country but also into South Africa. Authorities have closed the country's two main hospitals in Harare, including maternity wards. Essential medicines are not available to treat diseases that the government's gross negligence has exacerbated. Antiretroviral therapy for HIV/AIDS patients and TB treatment has been severely disrupted. Recently, the...Read more