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

20 July 2014

“Undetectable” Viral Load—Opportunity for All by 2020!

Treatment Action Campaign • Treatment Action Group • HIV iBase • International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) • Health GAP • AIDS and Rights Alliance of Southern Africa (ARASA) • Asian Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (ANP+) • MSF Access Campaign • AfroCAB • International Community...

3 July 2014

Free State Health Moratorium – Round II

FREE STATE HEALTH MORATORIUM – ROUND II FIRE HEALTH MEC BENNY MALAKOANE! 3 JULY 2014, BLOEMFONTEIN: An effective moratorium has been placed on certain public health services in the Free State, a Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) investigation has revealed.   For over a year we have released alerts...

26 June 2014

A Prison Sentence Should Not be a Death Sentence

Memorandum delivered by the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and SECTION27 to a representative of the Department of Justice and Correctional Services (DJCS) at the SA TB Conference on Thursday 12 June 2014. Department of Justice and Correctional Services must urgently recognise and confront the de...

15 June 2014

Vote Yes to Stop TB and DR-TB

Activist statement to the 4th SA TB Conference Call for TB and DR-TB in SA to be declared a Public Health Emergency in South Africa Dear TB Conference 2014 Delegates We know that TB is a preventable and treatable bacteria that can be beaten. We know that TB control has been prioritised in the Nat...

6 June 2014

The ECHCAC Mourns the Death of Kwazi Emmanuel Mbatha

THE ECHCAC MOURNS THE DEATH OF KWAZI EMMANUEL MBATHA EASTERN CAPE HEALTH CRISIS ACTION COALITION 6 June 2014, THE ECHCAC MOURNS THE DEATH OF KWAZI EMMANUEL MBATHA The ECHCAC joins many in mourning the loss of Kwazi Emmanuel Mbatha. Kwazi passed away in the evening of Sunday 1 June 2014. Kwazi ser...

28 March 2014

Hundreds march to Khayelitsha Hospital to demand urgently improved services

KHAYELITSHA, 27th March 2014: Over 500 health activists from the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) marched to Khayelitsha Hospital to demand urgent action to address the ongoing problems in accessing quality treatment and care services. The TAC is frustrated with the ongoing high volume of complain...

26 March 2014

NHLS oversight in crisis – Patients Pay the Price

The TAC and SECTION27 call on the Minister of Health to urgently bring an end to the financial woes facing the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS). The continued year-on-year delayed and non-payment by Gauteng and Kwazulu-Natal speaks to a failure of governance and oversight on the part of ...

25 March 2014

TAC demands accountability from politicians

Launch of People’s Health Manifesto: TAC demands accountability from politicians TAC to march on office of Premier Ace Mashagule BLOEMFONTEIN, 20th MARCH 2014: The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and partner organisations marched on the office of Free State Premier Ace Mashagule to demand he take...

25 March 2014

Political parties respond to People’s Health Manifesto

On March 6 and 7 the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) sent out our “People’s Health Manifesto” with 11 questions to 20 political parties. The manifesto and questions were informed by TAC’s experiences in the communities where we work and were developed in consultation with community members and pa...

18 March 2014

Media alert: TAC calls politicians to account at events to be held in seven provinces

On March 7th 2014 the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) launched its People’s Health Manifesto. The manifesto put 11 questions to all political parties. As parties submit their responses this week, TAC will be conducting a number of public dialogues, marches and other events as part of our effort t...