Monday, 28 March 2011 - 12:05

Tuberculosis (TB) has been one of the most important causes of premature death in South Africa. But the HIV epidemic has made it much worse, causing recorded TB deaths to triple from 1997 to 2005. TB kills more people in South Africa than any other disease. In Southern Africa and Eastern Europe, we face the growth of a drug-resistant TB epidemic. In Kwazulu-Natal the mortality rate from extensively drug resistant TB is close to 80%. TB is an enormous and frightening problem.

Tuberculosis (TB) has been one of the most important causes...

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Wednesday, 16 March 2011 - 12:16

After stalling for some time, negotiations for an economic partnership agreement (EPA) between the European Union (EU) on the one hand and the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), Mozambique and Angola on the other have recently restarted. According to an article published in Business Day on 10 February 2011, Xavier Carim - Deputy Director-General for international trade at the Department of Trade and Industry - is reported to have indicated that the EPA "should strike a balance between the levels of market access, regional harmonisation of rules, customs co-operation and safety...

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Monday, 14 March 2011 - 16:06

Today, 14 March 2011, The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and its General Secretary, Vuyiseka Dubula, will be honoured by Shared Interest at a gala event in New York.

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Wednesday, 9 March 2011 - 15:45

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), SECTION27 and Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) South Africa voice support for their partners across the world opposing provisions in a proposed free trade agreement (FTA) between India and the European Union (EU) that threaten the sustainable supply of affordable medicines to millions of people in the developing world.


TAC, SECTION27 and MSF South...

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Friday, 4 March 2011 - 09:11

AIDS campaigners have welcomed the British Government's backing for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria which has saved more than six and a half million lives since its creation in 2002.

The announcement came as part of the Government's Multilateral Aid Review (MAR), delivered in the House of Commons yesterday by Secretary of State for International Development, Andrew Mitchell.

2nd March 2011

• DFID Secretary of State says the UK will...

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