Monday, 10 November 2008 - 13:42

On Friday morning, TAC national offices began receiving phone calls from concerned healthcare workers and journalists requesting information about the antiretroviral (ARV) shortages at public sector health facilities in the Free State province. We have subsequently learned that healthcare workers have been instructed by senior government healthcare officials to stop initiating new patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART), and to halt baseline blood work and treatment literacy programmes in the province.

An anxious healthcare worker has since forwarded TAC a chain of emails sent by...

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Thursday, 30 October 2008 - 16:52



The angry residents and Treatment Action Campaign activists from Mfuleni said  when they marched to Mfuleni Police Station to voice out their anger. After an 8 year old, Sesethu Mcimeli was on her way home, from school and was grabbed by a 24 year old, who took her into his backyard house and he raped her,the raped occured on the 24th of October 2008 later he was arrested and he remains in police custody.

Tuesday, 28 October 2008 - 10:38


TAC has issued the following global call for affordable access to HPV vaccines in non-OECD (developing) countries. Copies of the statement below will be delivered to representatives of Merck and GlaxoSmithKline, the manufactures and patent-holders of the Gardasil© and Ceravix© HPV vaccines , respectively, in the near future. We ask individuals and organisations to please add their sign-ons to this important campaign:

"This is a request...

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Tuesday, 28 October 2008 - 10:15

Statistics South Africa released the Mortality and causes of death in South Africa, 2006: Findings from death notification report last week. The statistical release presents data on mortality and causes of death based on all death notification forms received from the Department of Home Affairs for deaths that occurred in 2006.

The previous mortality report included deaths up to and including 2005. This one updates that report by including 2006. The report...

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Thursday, 23 October 2008 - 13:08



On 18 October 2008, Community Health Advocacy (CHA) hosted awareness to Social Grants in Site.B Khayelitsha, where they explained to people how to get an access to Social Grants from the Department of Social Services and they were assisted by Michael Hamnca who is responsible for Social Security in Khayelitsha District, the residents from RR-Section responded in large numbers to this call.