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Tuesday, 24 May 2011 - 14:26

Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), World AIDS Campaign (WAC), the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA), and SECTION27 last week issued a joint letter to the South African government, including President Jacob Zuma, calling on the country to provide critical leadership in ensuring increased access to HIV services ahead of a crucial United Nations High Level meeting on HIV/AIDS.

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Thursday, 19 May 2011 - 11:46

 

 

 

 

 

NSP Report 4

 

December 2010 - February 2011

 

 

TAC Districts

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Wednesday, 11 May 2011 - 08:41

Old NSP coverThe HIV & AIDS and STI Strategic Plan for South Africa 2007-2011 (National Strategic Plan, NSP) marked the turnaround in the South African government's policy on HIV/AIDS when it was adopted by Cabinet in 2007. It is also against the targets in this plan, particularly the treatment target, that government has been held accountable since then.

However, the time-period covered by the plan ends at the end of 2011. A new NSP is being negotiated...
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Friday, 15 April 2011 - 14:47

Today South Africa will have the opportunity to demonstrate leadership for the developing world as the G20 Finance Ministers gather in Washington D.C. to discuss a bold new plan for financing development, health and climate change.

The financing mechanism under discussion is a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) that could potentially raise hundreds of billions of dollars to be spent on internationally agreed upon development priorities. This would involve placing a...

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Monday, 4 April 2011 - 17:35

TAC responds to misrepresentations by DA spokesperson Gareth Van Onselen. Van Onselen has attempted to defend the DA's claim that it is responsible for a drop in infant mortality in Cape Town of 25 in 2003 to 21 in 2009. But his defence is simply incorrect.

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On Saturday 2 April, the TAC released a statement adapted from articles by Nathan Geffen (TAC's treasurer) and Gavin Silber (SJC Co-ordinator) in which they pointed out a misrepresentation in the DA's booklet The Cape Town Story and the DA's accompanying press statement. 

The...

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