Friday, 17 June 2016 - 12:36

In 2000, thousands of people from around the world marched together at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. The march was a watershed moment in the global AIDS response. Sixteen years later and the conference is returning to Durban, yet the AIDS response is waning. We have unfinished business.
Today, 20 million people living with HIV lack access to treatment. In 2016 alone, approximately 1.2...

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Wednesday, 25 May 2016 - 16:32

GENEVA, WEDNESDAY 25th MAY 2016: Today activists from Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM),  the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), Knowledge Ecology International (KEI), STOPAIDS, Youth STOPAIDS, Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network (YP-CDN), Commons Network, People’s Health Movement and Salud por Derecho demonstrated outside the 69th World Health Assembly, demanding delegates begin negotiations on a binding agreement on Research and Development (R&D). For over a decade the World Health Organization (WHO) has danced around discussions on ways to fund...

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Wednesday, 25 May 2016 - 11:25

* Statement issued by Third World Network, People's Health Movement, and International Baby Food Action Network at the World Health Assembly in Geneva. A civil society statement on the World Health Organization’s Proposed Framework of Engagement with Non-State Actors (FENSA) at 69th World Health Assembly that the TAC signed onto can be accessed here.
Geneva, 24 May 2016 –Civil Society Organizations and Social Movements call upon WHO Member States not to...

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Friday, 20 May 2016 - 13:36

* Letter sent to National Prosecuting Authority and Free State Prosecuting Authority on Friday 20th May 2016. The orginal letter can be accessed here.
Dear Adv Abrahams, Adv Ketani and Adv Khanyile
Delays in State v Malakoane and 6 others (case number 308/2013) and the investigation into MEC Malakoane and others in case number 219/09/2014

  1. We write to express our concerns...
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Friday, 13 May 2016 - 14:29

JOHANNESBURG, FRIDAY 13TH MAY 2016: The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and SECTION27 welcome the judgment handed down by Deputy Judge President Mojapelo today in the South Gauteng High Court in the case of Bongani Nkala and 68 Others v Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd and 31 Others. This judgment is an important step toward providing just compensation for the many thousands of miners who contracted silicosis or tuberculosis on South Africa’s gold mines.
“For over 100 years the mining companies have simply allowed their employees to get sick with silicosis and...

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