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Friday, 14 March 2014 - 10:39

Complete intellectual property policy now – after six years of delay;
Without implementing internationally recognised public health safeguards, medicines will remain inaccessible
 
2014-03-13, CAPE TOWN – Marching to Parliament the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and SECTION27 led over 1,500 health activists from 13 organisations to express dismay over the government’s ongoing delays in completing South Africa’s Intellectual Property (IP) policy, in line with their Constitutional obligation to realise...

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Wednesday, 12 March 2014 - 16:54

FINALISE THE IP POLICY BEFORE ELECTIONS & GIVE US BETTER ACCCESS TO MEDICINES
 
Activists demand rapid completion of intellectual property policy six years in the making; without internationally recognised public health safeguards policy will be health disaster
 
2014-03-11 PRETORIA -- Marching to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and SECTION27 led 1,000 health activists to demand the finalisation of a National Intellectual Property (IP) Policy...

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Monday, 10 March 2014 - 09:54

MEDIA INVITE: PHOTO OPPORTUNITY -- FIX THE PATENT LAWS CAMPAIGN
 
Health activists to demand completion of South Africa's Intellectual Property Policy outside DTI offices, Pretoria and Parliament, Cape Town.
Over 2,500 health activists across the Western Cape and Gauteng will march on the DTI offices in Pretoria and Parliament in Cape Town to demand that South Africa fix its intellectual property laws to improve access to affordable medicines in the country.
 
TUESDAY 11th MARCH - DEPARTMENT OF TRADE & INDUSTRY, PRETORIA ...

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Friday, 7 March 2014 - 11:20

FRIDAY, 7 MARCH 2014 - The TAC today launched its 'People's Health Manifesto'. In the manifesto we pose 11 questions to all political parties. We have sent our questions and a copy of our manifesto to all political parties and will publish their responses on March 20.
 
We are doing this because we believe our leaders have to be held accountable. We are present in clinics, hospitals and communities every day and see first-hand what is working and what is failing. Our members are mostly users of the public health system.
 
Our manifesto will also be distributed...

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Wednesday, 5 March 2014 - 15:41

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) invites all media to the launch of its People's Health Manifesto.
 
The manifesto contains 11 health-related questions that we will put to political parties in the run-up to the elections on May 7th. In this way we hope to sensitise political parties to key issues in our health system and to seek clarity on how parties intend to respond to these issues.
 
The manifesto was developed through extensive consultation with TAC members and partner organisations. While we could not cover all important issues in the health system, the...

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