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Friday, 4 July 2008 - 17:54

The AIDS Law Project (ALP) and Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) condemn the attacks on Mark Heywood by the Department of Health Director General, Thami Mseleku and the national DOH TB cluster manager, David Mametja.

Mseleku, speaking from the floor after a plenary presentation by Heywood, made a personal attack on the presentation, claiming that Heywood had merely swapped his slides from HIV to TB, and that ‘human rights were not relevant to considerations of health policy in a developmental state’.

The AIDS Law Project (ALP) and Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) condemn the...

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Friday, 4 July 2008 - 00:51

TAC has released two key position papers on TB.

"How does a preventable, curable disease become the leading cause of all natural deaths in SA, and the leading cause of all AIDS-related mortalities on our continent? Well, first we take drug-sensitive TB, a perfectly curable form of tuberculosis, and mismanage it...

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Thursday, 3 July 2008 - 12:45

To Mr Vumase

The Department of Health has indicated the need for a detailed forensic investigation into the circumstances surrounding the disposal of donar funding within the department. The KZN Provincial Treasury Department has appointed Ubunye Consortium to conduct the said investigation and submit a report on the findings to Treasury.

Your assistance is required in

To Mr Vumase

The Department of Health has indicated the need for a detailed forensic investigation into the circumstances surrounding the disposal of donar funding within the department. The KZN...

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Thursday, 3 July 2008 - 12:39

 

  • Nkonyeni continues witch-hunt against Mark Blaylock and Colin Pfaff
  • National Health Act has been breached because Nkonyeni, her officials and the Kwazulu-Natal Treasury have:                                                                                                                                                                      
    • Publicised private details of Dr Mark Blaylock's medical history...
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Thursday, 3 July 2008 - 12:30

On 2 July, TAC organised a picket outside of the United Nations building in Pretoria to demand a response to a memorandum handed over to the UNHCR by Gauteng civil society on 20 June 2008. The event was attended by 600 people, all of whom called on the UNHCR to intervene in the humanitarian crisis now facing South Africa. The community leader from the refugee camp in Acasia highlighted of the plight of foreign nationals living in the camp. He spoke of the poor conditions in the camp and told people about the hunger strike they are currently on to protest being given outdated food - and...

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