Working for access to quality public healthcare in South Africa since 1998
20 July 2014

Letter to the Melbourne International AIDS Conference : Does Anybody Remember AIDS?

This article was originally published in The Sunday Times – by Mark Heywood This week thousands of activists, scientists and government officials will troop to Melbourne, Australia, to participate in the 20th International AIDS Conference. Melbourne, of all places! Melbourne, where AIDS is largel...

27 March 2012

Bail out global health – Message from Nonkosi Khumalo, TAC Chairperson

Today is World AIDS Day and this year we are marking 30 years since the discovery of AIDS. We can claim great successes in the response over the last decade. We have seen a shift from where people were dying with no access to treatment to about 7 million on treatment globally. But last week all t...

10 February 2012

Don’t Let Your Governments Trade Away Our Lives

An Open Letter to the Citizens of Europe  from Nonkosi Khumalo, Chairperson of the Treatment Action Campaign, South Africa “We are writing to you as people living with HIV/AIDS, who rely on access to affordable medicines to stay alive. We are writing you because your governments are pushing to ...

1 December 2011

Bail out global health – Message from Nonkosi Khumalo, TAC Chairperson

Today is World AIDS Day and this year we are marking 30 years since the discovery of AIDS. We can claim great successes in the response over the last decade. We have seen a shift from where people were dying with no access to treatment to about 7 million on treatment globally. But last week all t...

2 June 2011

Zero New Infections, Zero Discrimination, Zero AIDS Related Deaths – TAC and Partners write Letter to EU Embassies

  In negotiations for the final declaration of the UN High Level meeting on the Zero Draft, the European Union is blocking language which promotes a global treatment target; access to generic medicines; and financial commitments which could fuel the HIV response. Gravely concerned about this, th...

15 April 2011

The G20 to discuss a bold new plan for financing development

Today South Africa will have the opportunity to demonstrate leadership for the developing world as the G20 Finance Ministers gather in Washington D.C. to discuss a bold new plan for financing development, health and climate change. The financing mechanism under discussion is a Financial Transacti...

14 March 2011

TAC honoured for its contribution in fighting HIV in South Africa

  Today, 14 March 2011, The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and its General Secretary, Vuyiseka Dubula, will be honoured by Shared Interest at a gala event in New York. The prestigious 17th Shared Interest Award giving ceremony honours TAC for its pioneering work in HIV treatment in South Africa...

4 March 2011

Stop AIDS Campaign and TAC applaud UK Government’s backing for Global Fund

AIDS campaigners have welcomed the British Government’s backing for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria which has saved more than six and a half million lives since its creation in 2002. The announcement came as part of the Government’s Multilateral Aid Review (MAR), delivered in the Ho...

2 December 2010

Call for the immediate release of AIDS and human rights activist, Tian Xi, and other Chinese human rights defenders

  1 December 2010 Today, SECTION27, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), the Gay and Lesbian Equality Project and COSATU hosted a joint rally outside the Chinese Embassy in Pretoria to demand the immediate release of Tian Xi and other human rights defenders wrongly imprisoned in China. Tian Xi, a...

22 November 2010

WORLD AIDS Day Protest Planned to demand immediate release of Chinese AIDS & Human Rights Activist, Tian Xi and others

    22 November 2010 In a show of solidarity and to commemorate World AIDS Day, the Treatment Action Campaign, SECTION27, COSATU and others will be staging a protest on 1 December 2010 at the Chinese Embassy in Pretoria to demand the immediate release of Chinese AIDS activist, Tian Xi and other H...

14 October 2010

Why it is important for Africa and China that Human Rights Activist Liu Xiabo won the Nobel Peace Prize

Liu Xiabo is Chinese human rights campaigner, a poet and a literary critic. He is one of the authors of Charter 08, a petition calling for freedom, equality, democracy and constitutional rule in China, including a new constitution, an independent judiciary, the election of public officials and a...

8 October 2010

Rich donors have failed the Global Fund: Lives will unnecessarily be lost

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 (New York City, USA)— The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) today said the funding shortfall from donors to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria at this week´s Replenishment meeting taking place in New York means lives will be lost in countries like Sout...