Working for access to quality public healthcare in South Africa since 1998
A recent fact-finding mission and engagement with the community has highlighted a number of ongoing concerns with the service provision at KwaMhlanga Hospital in Nkangala including overcrowding, long waiting times, negligence and bad staff attitudes.
The Gauteng health system is buckling with almost daily reports of challenges and peoples’ dignity and right to healthcare violated. One particularly shocking example of this crisis is Thelle Mogoerane Hospital.
TAC marched to the MEC’s office in Polokwane because the health system in Limpopo is broken. It is on life support and in critical need of resuscitation. Each day we hear reports of collapse, pain, indignity, loss, shock and grief. Read a detailed report into the state of the provincial health system here.
In October more than 1,000 members of the Fix the Patent Laws Coalition marched to the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) in support of the government’s efforts to fix our patent laws and ensure everyone has access to the medicines they need. On the same day a report was launched into the price of cancer medicines.
We’ve come a long way since TAC was founded 19 years ago. While we’ve had many victories, the crisis in our public healthcare system is only getting worse. We won’t stay quiet while our rights are being suppressed. If we are left with no choice, we will occupy streets, offices and facilities until we get quality healthcare and dignity for all. #Dignity4All
As politicians celebrate World AIDS Day, as TAC we say there is nothing to celebrate! Our health system is crumbling. Read the damning results of our November 2017 survey into the state of our 254 clinics in South Africa. #ClinicsInCrisis
It critical that former Gauteng MEC for Health Qedani Mahlangu testify before the arbitration hearings relating to the deaths of 141 people with mental health problems in the Life Esidimeni tragedy. Mahlangu must face the full might of the law and justice must be served for her negligence and obstinacy that were critical causal factors in the deaths.