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

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 new medicines to treat hepatitis C, drug-resistant TB, and many cancers are unaffordable for large numbers of people. We consider this state of affairs to be morally unacceptable. We are committed to activism that will bring about a more rational and humane policy and legal framework to guide how society pays for existing medicines and for the research and development of new medicines.