Working for access to quality public healthcare in South Africa since 1998
23 March 2017

TB infection control falls short in many clinics – TAC survey

–        Government must urgently conduct an infection control audit of all public facilities   JOHANNESBURG, THURSDAY 23rd MARCH: In the run up to World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) assessed the state of TB infection control in a number of clinics across South Afr...

4 December 2015

Invest in TB research!

Yesterday over a thousand TB activists marched to the Cape Town International Convention Centre where the 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health is taking place. Amongst others, the memo asked the BRICS countries to tripple their investment in TB research. Currently the BRICS provide only 3...

24 March 2015

5,000 people and Johnny Clegg Call for Action on TB — “We die of TB!”

– Johnny Clegg joins fight against TB and announces financial support for TAC   – 5,000 marchers demand that MPs get tested for TB, and that Parliament holds government departments to account on TB 5,000 members of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), partner organisations, health professiona...

31 October 2014

TB Activists Call for a Bigger Piece of a Bigger Cake from the Global Fund

BARCELONA, 31st October 2014: A WHO and Global Fund study revealed that for the period between 2014 and 2016, there will be a funding shortfall for TB activities totaling up to US$ 1.6 billion/year, assuming that US$ 3.2 billion/year will be met through domestic financing. This figure however doe...

30 October 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 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...

4 June 2013

High-level Roundtable on TB management in South Africa’s correctional centres held at Wits

Members of the criminal justice, social justice and health sectors discussed strategies to prevent and treat tuberculosis (TB) – the leading cause of death in South Africa’s correctional centres – at the University of the Witwatersrand on Tuesday, 28 May 2013. The roundtable focused on strengthen...

25 March 2013

World TB Day: TAC delivers memorandum on TB in prisons to Minister of Health and Minister of Correctional Services

MEMORANDUM: Realise the right to health in prisons: we need an effective and comprehensive HIV and TB prevention, diagnosis, treatment, care and support programme in prisons now! Today, 24 March, we commemorate World TB day and South Africa focuses its attention on the scourge of TB in prisons. T...

11 December 2012

Landmark judgment handed down by the Constitutional Court on the management of tuberculosis in prisons

Today, the Constitutional Court overturned a ruling of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in the matter of Dudley Lee vs. the Minister of Correctional Services. This is a landmark case that highlights the State’s responsibility for ensuring that the constitutional rights of detainees are maintaine...

12 June 2012

Tackling TB: Expand access to and improve affordability of diagnostics and treatment

Statement by the Treatment Action Campaign, SECTION27, Médecins Sans Frontières and Oxfam On 12 June 2012, The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), SECTION27, Médecins Sans Frontières and Oxfam hosted a meeting prior to the launch of the 3rd SA TB Conference. The meeting brought together TB clinician...

6 June 2012

AGENDA FOR TAC, MSF, SECTION27 AND OXFAM MEETING ON TB

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), SECTION27 and Oxfam will host a meeting on the morning of the launch of the 3rd SA TB Conference in Durban. The meeting will bring together community members, patients, activists, health care workers and government. The aim of ...