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Wednesday, 16 November 2011 - 17:01

Press release
16 November 2011

(Cape Town) - Ten years ago this week, member countries of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) signed the Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health (“the Doha Declaration”). Members were gathered in Doha to discuss valid concerns that an international agreement to protect intellectual property – the Agreement on Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)[1] - would undermine the ability of countries to achieve the right to health.

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Tuesday, 15 November 2011 - 10:25

Treatment Action Campaign Comment on Medicines Control Council and others v Adcock Ingram and another: urgent rescission application

Treatment Action Campaign Comment on Medicines Control Council and others v Adcock Ingram and another: urgent rescission application

Media Release 9 November, 2011

According to media reports today, the Medicines Control Council (MCC) instituted urgent proceedings to set aside a settlement agreement purportedly entered into with Adcock Ingram Ltd (“Adcock Ingram”). The settlement agreement relates to the deregistration of...

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Monday, 31 October 2011 - 17:39

TAC supports voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) because of the clear evidence that it reduces a heterosexual man’s risk of contracting HIV. TAC’s previous briefings on VMMC explain this evidence in detail and remain largely correct. This briefing highlights the evidence that has emerged from follow up trials.

 
Recommendations
 
  • The evidence that voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) reduces the risk of HIV infection in heterosexual men is clear. Therefore the Department of Health must set ambitious targets for the...
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Thursday, 27 October 2011 - 12:38
 
APPEAL FOR SUPPORT FOR HIV ACTIVISTS WHO ARE RUNNIG FOR HEALTH!
The runners for health, a group of activists from the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) are taking up the challenge to encourage other fellow activists and ordinary people living with HIV to join this new wellness and physical health initiative.
APPEAL FOR SUPPORT FOR HIV ACTIVISTS WHO ARE RUNNIG FOR HEALTH!
The runners for health, a group of activists from the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) are...
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Friday, 21 October 2011 - 16:04

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) has submitted comment to the registrar of the Medicines Control Council (MCC) on draft guidelines for the registration of complementary medicines.

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) has submitted comment to the registrar of the Medicines Control Council (MCC) on draft guidelines for the registration of complementary medicines.

We welcome the fact that steps are being taken to regulate the complementary and alternative medicines industries. Lack of regulation in these industries and failure to enforce existing laws have allowed quackery to...

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