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7 Mar 2014

Treatment Action Campaign launches ‘People’s Health Manifesto’

FRIDAY, 7 MARCH 2014 – The TAC today launched its ‘People’s Health Manifesto’. In the manifesto we pose 11 questions to all political parties. We have sent our questions and a copy of our manifesto to all political parties and will publish their responses on March 20. We are doing this because we...

5 Mar 2014

Media alert: Launch of a people’s health manifesto

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) invites all media to the launch of its People’s Health Manifesto. The manifesto contains 11 health-related questions that we will put to political parties in the run-up to the elections on May 7th. In this way we hope to sensitise political parties to key issue...

11 Feb 2014

TAC calls for accountability and openness in addressing quality of health care services in the Free State!

Intimidation and death threats of activists must end now! The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) is deeply concerned with the quality of healthcare services and leadership in the Free State. In 2013 we received frequent reports of medicine stockouts and poor conditions at clinics and hospitals in th...

7 Feb 2014

MSD and others must be held accountable for PharmaGate plot

500 activists from the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) picketed yesterday at the offices of the pharmaceutical company Merck, Sharp and Dohme (MSD) over their involvement in the controversial PharmaGate plot. The plot aimed to undermine and substantially delay South Africa’s long awaited IP polic...

5 Feb 2014

NO MORE SECRET PLANS TO DESTROY OUR HEALTH!

Today the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), SECTION27 and Doctors without Borders (MSF) held a public action outside an Executive Board meeting of the Innovative Pharmaceutical Association South Africa (IPASA). There has been significant public outrage about a proposal exposed by the Mail & Guardi...

18 Dec 2013

TAC calls on SANAC to condemn and investigate intimidation of its leaders in the Free State and will write to the ANC to complain about deaths threats to several provincial leaders

18 December 2013 In recent months the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) has campaigned to draw attention to serious problems in the public health system that are having a negative impact on the quality of HIV prevention and treatment programmes. During our National Day of Action on September 12th t...

3 Dec 2013

TAC and SECTION27 joint statement re: the World AIDS Day protest march and plans to fix health services in Gert Sibande

World AIDS Day is a very important day internationally. The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and SECTION27 respect the dignity of the day and the decision of SANAC and the National Department of Health to use it to promote voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) and relaunch HIV Counselling and...

1 Dec 2013

Nothing to celebrate on World AIDS Day in Mpumalanga

PIET RETIEF – Over one thousand Treatment Action Campaign members marched to the official World AIDS Day event in Piet Retief today to draw attention to the real challenges faced by people living with HIV/AIDS (PWAs) in the province, specifically critical drug stock-outs and a collapsing public h...

29 Nov 2013

HIV struggle undermined by medicine stock-outs and mismanagement

HIV struggle undermined by medicine stockouts and mismanagement MECs for health must be held accountable for delivery of NSP targets and state of Provincial health systems On World AIDS Day, December 1st 2013 the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) will not be celebrating. We recognize that we have ...

28 Nov 2013

INDEPENDENT NATIONAL SURVEY REVEALS EXTENT OF ARV & TB MEDICINE STOCK OUTS

Stop Stock Outs consortium calls on Department of Health to face reality and end stock outs 28 November JOHANNESBURG – The success and integrity of South Africa’s massive HIV programme is threatened by an invisible and insidious reality: crisis-level stock outs of life-saving medicines which hav...

19 Nov 2013

Unconscionable delay of TB drug trial

– Janssen must run a Phase III trial of bedaquiline urgently – More investment in TB drugs and diagnostics urgently needed The current standard of care for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) consists of poorly tested drugs with horrible side-effects. We are desperately in need of new prop...

19 Sep 2013

EASTERN CAPE HEALTH CRISIS ACTION COALITION PRESS RELEASE 19 SEPTEMBER 2013

The Minister of Health announced today results of an investigation into the state of healthcare in the Eastern Cape and aspects of a plan to address the crisis. He acknowledged that the impetus behind this response was pressure from the Eastern Cape Health Crisis Action Coalition (ECHCAC) and a r...