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Monday, 26 May 2014 - 14:28

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) welcomes the reappointment of Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi as Minister of Health. His reappointment signals a seriousness from the ruling party in effectively dealing with the problems in our healthcare system and improving the lives of all in South Africa.
 
Over the past five years Dr. Motsoaledi has shown strong leadership as Minister of Health with a clear determination to solve the health system’s deep systemic problems. The Minister oversaw the rapid expansion of South Africa’s HIV programme, ensuring that 2.4 million people in the country are...

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Monday, 12 May 2014 - 11:31

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) congratulates the African National Congress (ANC) with their victory in the national election and in eight of our nine provinces. We also congratulate the Democratic Alliance (DA) with their victory in the Western Cape.

The TAC looks forward to working with the ANC, DA and all other parties who were elected to national and provincial legislatures in improving the quality of healthcare available to all people living in South Africa. While the election might now be over, the democratic process must continue. To this end we will continue to hold...

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Tuesday, 8 April 2014 - 11:14

MEDIA INVITE – PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
ACTIVISTS DEMAND IMPROVED HEALTH SERVICES IN WESTERN CAPE
 
1500 health activists from the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), COSATU, People’s Health Movement South Africa, and South African Medical Association (SAMA) will march to the Provincial Parliament in Cape Town, to demand urgent action to address the on-going problems in accessing quality treatment and care services across the Western Cape.
 
The TAC and partners are frustrated with the ongoing high volume of complaints about health...

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Thursday, 3 April 2014 - 13:08

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) thanks the 10 political parties who responded to the 11 questions in our People’s Health Manifesto. These responses have been collated in a document that can be downloaded here.  We encourage voters to engage with these unfiltered responses from political parties.
 
Below we provide the TAC’s analysis of these responses. We stress that the TAC is independent of all political parties and does not campaign for or against any parties. We...

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Monday, 31 March 2014 - 12:13

South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), and the main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), have both expressed strong support for reform of South Africa’s patent laws. The parties were responding to questions in the Treatment Action Campaign’s (TAC) People’s Health Manifesto. The manifesto contained 11 health-related questions, of which one asked whether parties are committed to pro-public health reform of South Africa’s patent laws. As far as we know, this is the first time that the ANC has explicitly supported the proposed reforms of South Africa’s...

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