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19 April 2018

Services resume at Themba Hospital

Nelspruit, 19 April 2018 – Yesterday 50 members of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in Mpumalanga held a sit at the office of the provincial MEC of Health and Head of Department. The sit in took place as a last resort following the three week strike at Themba Hospital that had intensified into...

17 April 2018

TAC calls for urgent government intervention at Themba Hospital

Nelspruit, 17 April 2018 – The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in Mpumalanga is deeply concerned with the ongoing strike action at Themba Hospital in Ehlanzeni. The strike and subsequent shut down of health services is threatening the lives and well-being of patients admitted to and trying to acc...

9 April 2018

TAC, SECTION27, & Sonke Gender Justice call for an independent investigation into UNAIDS’s mishandling of sexual harassment allegations

Johannesburg, 9 April 2018 – The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), SECTION27, and Sonke Gender Justice are deeply concerned by the way UNAIDS (the United Nations agency responsible for AIDS), and its head Michel Sidibé, has mishandled a recent case of alleged sexual harassment. We are particularly...

6 April 2018

Reckless calls for suspension of HIV money threatens AIDS response

Johannesburg, 6 April 2018 – The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) distances itself from the memorandum of the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) Civil Society Forum (CSF) on 5 April 2018 with regard to HIV/AIDS funding in the country. Calls to suspend and redirect AIDS financing without p...

19 March 2018

Red alert on TB infection control in clinics

– Results of TAC survey of 207 public clinics shows TB infection control still falling short.        – Government must urgently conduct an infection control audit of all public facilities JOHANNESBURG, 19th MARCH 2018 – In the run up to World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on 24 March 2018, the Treatment ...

7 March 2018

KwaMhlanga Hospital – failing the people who rely on it

7th March 2018 ‘I will never forget the night when I pleaded with nurses to remove my stillborn child from the side of the bed where I was sleeping. I was told there is no other place where they can put my child.’ Last week, Nomvula* spoke of the deep pain she felt on the night she gave birth to ...

2 March 2018

Novartis must end ‘bullying tactics’ over lifesaving medicines

JOHANNESBURG, 2 MARCH 2018 – Today Swiss multinational company Novartis is facing pressure from activists globally demanding that they end the ‘lies, threats and bribes’ towards governments trying to improve access to medicines in their countries. Protest actions are taking place at Novartis offi...

27 February 2018

Appointment of Mabuza threatens HIV & TB struggle

– TAC welcomes removal of certain Gupta-linked Ministers & the retention of Ministers Motsoaledi & Davies JOHANNESBURG, 27 FEBRUARY 2018 – The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) is deeply concerned with the appointment of David Mabuza as the Deputy President of South Africa – and as a result his app...

23 February 2018

The “People’s COP 2018”

Community priorities for PEPFAR funding Today South Africa continues to face major HIV and TB epidemics. 7.1 million people have HIV, and TB remains our leading cause of death in the country. Even at current levels around three million people in South Africa who could benefit from HIV treatment d...

16 February 2018

Provincial Finance Administrator- KZN Office

  TAC seeks to appoint a Provincial Finance Administrator to be based in Pietermaritzburg (KZN) Start date: As soon as possible Job Purpose The Provincial Finance Administrator is responsible for the implementation and monitoring of expenditure, and variance expenditure reports, in line with the ...

15 February 2018

TAC welcomes resignation of former President Zuma – urges new Acting President Ramaphosa to initiate bold reforms

JOHANNESBURG, 15th FEBRUARY 2018 – The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) welcomes the resignation of Jacob Zuma as President of South Africa. Under Zuma’s disastrous Presidency key state institutions have been weakened, unemployment has risen, and corruption and mismanagement has flourished. As TAC...

21 January 2018

No health without mental health: Let Us March!

Johannesburg, 21 January 2018 – Former Gauteng MEC for Health, Qedani Mahlangu, will begin testifying at the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearings tomorrow, 22 January 2018. The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) supports the continuation of the arbitration hearings and the quest for truth, justice an...