MSF, TAC, City of Cape Town, and Western Cape Province Department of Health show decentralised integrated TB/HIV care results in improved outcomes. Full TB/HIV integration must become a national reality now. On April 1st, the South African Department of Health will begin implementing the new antiretroviral (ARV) guidelines as outlined in President Jacob Zuma’s 2009 World AIDS Day speech. A scale-up of this immensity will require the implementation of many of the lessons learnt in Khayelitsha, including task-shifting to nurse-led initiation of ARVs, full TB/HIV integration, and adherence...Read more
South Africa is facing a shortage of healthcare workers in the public sector and it is necessary to attract and retain healthcare workers to strengthen healthcare delivery and to meet the targets for the treatment, prevention and care of HIV and TB. Occupational Specific Dispensation (OSD) is an important step to improving conditions and pay and establishing career paths in the public sector. The Department of Health has already announced that new OSD packages for medical practitioners, pharmacists and some emergency personnel will be implemented from 1 April 2010.
The issue with...Read more
Congratulations to our leaders, Vuyiseka Dubula and Nonkosi Khumalo, for receiving the 2010 John M. Lloyd AIDS Leadership Award.
The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) strongly condemns homophobia in all its forms. TAC is concerned about the inhuman and homophobic legislation being proposed in Uganda and a wider crackdown against gays and lesbians in other African countries. TAC demands the decriminalisation of all consensual sex between adults irrespective of sexual orientation.
The recent debate in Uganda about a draft bill to criminalize homosexuality through the implementation of the death sentence has raised awareness around homophobia and homophobic legislation in the region. It has also raised questions...Read more
The Southern African HIV Clinicians Society has written a letter to the Minister of Health about the delay in the registration of antiretrovirals by the Medicines Control Council. TAC endorses it.
The Southern African HIV Clinicians Society has written the following letter to the Minister of Health about the delay in the registration of antiretrovirals by the Medicines Control Council. TAC endorses it.
The Hon. Dr Pakishe Aaron Motsoaledi