Working for access to quality public healthcare in South Africa since 1998
30 Oct 2014

#CoughUpTheTBMoney – Civil society calls for tripling of money for TB research

BARCELONA, 29th OCTOBER 2014: Today at the opening plenary of the 45th Conference on Lung Health in Barcelona, activists from across the globe called on governments to dramatically increase spending on research and development (R&D) for new treatments for tuberculosis (TB). Treatment options for ...

26 Oct 2014

“TAC has managed to save millions of people lives”

Qhaba Mosuli will be part of the TAC’s 42km bus in the Soweto Marthon on Sunday 2nd November and he is calling for your much needed sponsorship and support! This man has in his short three year running career managed to run more than 10 marathons including the Two Oceans, Comrades, Cape Town and ...

1 Aug 2014

TAC Response to New HIV Treatment Initiation Threshold

In his budget vote speech on Wednesday July 23 2014 Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi made two significant announcements relating to the treatment of HIV in South Africa: From 1 January 2015 public sector HIV patients will be started on antiretroviral treatment once their CD4 counts drop be...

20 Jul 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...

3 Jul 2013

Treatment Action Campaign and SECTION27 wish former President Nelson Mandela well.

Madiba was a leader of the people during the liberation. He is a leader who spoke out against HIV denialism. He challenged the stigma related to HIV by putting on an ‘HIV POSITIVE’ t-shirt while visiting an MSF (Doctors without Borders) antiretroviral clinic in Khayelitsha outside Cape Town. The...

19 Mar 2013

Functional cure of HIV-positive infant

Recent news reports across the world included the incredible information that a baby had been cured of HIV. Is this really true? This news was presented at an HIV medical conference (Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections) in Atlanta on March 4th. Researchers reported that a 26-m...

10 Dec 2012

TAC turns 14 years old – In memory of former chief justice Arthur Chalskason

Today the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC)  turns 14 years old. Since we were born on the steps of St George’s Cathedral in Cape Town on International Human Rights Day 1998, it seems like the world has changed. This year’s birthday comes as a time where many celebrate signs that we moving to the r...

29 Nov 2012

TAC launches new book ‘How to respond to rape and other gender-based violence: A guide for survivors and activists’ during 16 Days of Activism 2012

During 16 Days of Activism 2012, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) will launch its new guide for survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) and activists working to combat GBV in their communities. 16 Days of Activism is an international campaign to combat violence against women and children that...

7 Jun 2012

TAC runners’ reflect on the Comrades 2012: from comrades to Comrades

The Treatment Action Campaign’s (TAC) running team, Runners for Health, have successfully completed the 2012 Comrades Marathon. Seven of the runners finished the race in time to receive a medal – six managed to get bronze medals. Read what team members had to say about their experience of the m...

16 May 2012

TAC would like to thank the Varsity Kudus for their drive to raise money for the participation of Runners for Health in the upcoming Comrades Marathon.

TAC would like to thank the Varsity Kudus for their drive to raise money for the participation of Runners for Life in the upcoming Comrades Marathon. The Varsity Kudus are a running group based at Wits University in Johannesburg. TAC secretariat member and avid runner, Mark Heywood, belongs to ...

16 May 2012

TAC would like to thank the Varsity Kudus for their drive to raise money for the participation of Runners for Health in the upcoming Comrades Marathon.

The Varsity Kudus is a running group based at Wits University in Johannesburg. TAC secretariat member and avid runner, Mark Heywood, belongs to the Kudus club. Runners for Health is a running group of TAC that was organised and is lead by TAC’s General Secretary, Vuyiseka Dubula. Runners for Heal...

13 Apr 2012

DON’T MISS IT! Treatment Action Campaign Benefit evening: Sunday, 15 April 2012

Please join us for an evening filled with fabulous fun to raise funds for the Treatment Action Campaign  the World’s most effective Aids group. Your R100 cover charge will go straight to the TAC and includes a show by the amazing Odidiva, a raffle ticket and a live auction. See attached for mo...