Working for access to quality public healthcare in South Africa since 1998

Health System Strengthening

The vast majority of people in South Africa – around 42 million people – are reliant on the public healthcare system. It’s an ailing system that at its best is under-resourced; at its worst it is severely dysfunctional. Through TAC’s over 230 branches across seven provinces we directly moni...

Monitoring the AIDS & TB response

TAC continues to monitor the implementation of South Africa’s National Strategic Plan (NSP) for HIV, TB and STIs. The NSP is the country’s “master plan” to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS, TB, and sexually transmitted infections. It sets a number of key targets and provides guidance as to how governme...

Access to Affordable & Quality Medicines

In the early 2000s TAC was part of a remarkably effective global movement to radically reduce the prices of key AIDS treatments. However, while the battle for AIDS treatment was won in South Africa – the wider war for access to medicines has been lost. Today, new generation antiretrovirals and ne...

Building Local Activism

TAC represents users of the public healthcare system in South Africa and campaigns on critical issues related to the quality of and access to healthcare. We currently have over 8,000 members and a network of around 200 branches. Members elect the leadership of TAC, which ensures accountability an...