Working for access to quality public healthcare in South Africa since 1998
20 Feb 2010

TAC Priorities for 2010: What is needed to achieve the NSP Targets?

HIV, TB and Malaria continue to be the leading causes of mortality and morbidity in Sub-Saharan Africa. The region remains home to 62% of global HIV infections and 72% of global AIDS mortality – mainly amongst women and children. It is estimated that there are 33.4 million people living with HIV....

20 Feb 2010

2010 Budget Review

TAC is pleased with the additional funds that will be made available for HIV programmes and that government is projecting to meet the target of the HIV&AIDS and STI Strategic Plan (2007-2011) (NSP). However in order to ensure that money is effectively spent and the policy is properly implemented,...

19 Feb 2010

TAC Lusikisiki distributes condoms for the Local AIDS Council

TAC Lusikisiki distributed 60 800 during Condom Week in the Flagstaff CBD. Condoms were supplied by the Department of Health and distributed in support of Ingquza Local AIDS Council on 9 February. Condom week, held every February, was initiated by the Local AIDS Council to distribute condoms in t...

9 Dec 2009

TAC staff and members in the Mopani, Limpopo picketed at Giyani in Kholehala Village

TAC staff and members in the Mopani, Limpopo picketed at Giyani in Kholehala Village as part of events to commemorate World AIDS Day. The picket was organized to follow up on the memorandum handed over to the Mopani Department of Health in July of 2009 as part of  TAC’s resources for health campa...

24 Nov 2009

Making progress on prevention: TAC Policy Brief on Voluntary Male Medical Circumcision

  A goal of the HIV & AIDS and STI Strategic Plan for South Africa 2007-2011 (NSP) is to reduce new infections by half over the five-year period of the plan. Is it difficult to measure progress towards this goal because of a lack of reliable data on HIV incidence. Nevertheless, policy improvement...

30 Oct 2009

Is there enough money to meet the National Strategic Plan treatment target? Will it be spent properly?

Image from Wikipedia Joint statement by the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and AIDS Law Project (ALP) 30 October 2009 President Zuma’s speech President Zuma’s landmark speech on 29 October 2009 has acknowledged the extent of the AIDS epidemic and put the period of state-supported AIDS...

8 Sep 2009

Another ART moratorium expected in the Free State

Almost a year subsequent to the last ART moratorium in the Free State, during which the HIV Clinicians Society estimated that an additional thirty people a day died from AIDS due to their inability to access antiretroviral treatment (ART), the CEO of the province’s HIV programme has stated that a...

5 Aug 2009

TAC calls on National Health Council to adopt SANAC proposals

 The National Health Council will meet on 6 August to discuss some critical changes to national HIV policy, including recommendations relating to the initiation of antiretroviral therapy. These changes have been proposed by SANAC, and are also reflective of the primary objectives of TAC’s Resourc...

24 Jul 2009

Western Cape – March for Resources for Health: Meet the NSP targets for HIV/TB treatment and prevention. Universal access now!

Approximately 2000 TAC members and TAC allies marched to the International Convention Centre, Cape Town on 19 July 2009. A river of people dressed in red “HIV Positive” t-shirts took to the streets of the city, demanding that government meet its targets for HIV treatment and prevention, as laid o...

2 Jul 2009

Why we need more resources for health

Join our march on 19 July 2009. Time: 4 pm. Venue: Starts at Kaizergracht, ends at the Convention Centre. Theme: Meet the NSP targets for HIV/TB treatment and prevention! Universal access now! We are marching to highlight the challenges of meeting the NSP targets and improving the HAART and PMTC...

12 May 2009

TAC STATEMENT ON NEW CABINET APPOINTMENTS AND RESOURCES FOR HEALTH

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) welcomes the appointment of Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi as the Minister of Health, and the re-appointment of Dr. Molefi Sefularo as the Deputy Minister of Health. Both the Health Minister and the Deputy Health Minister have an immense responsibility to protect the hea...

5 May 2009

Fare Share on Local Government Training for TAC Mopani

 Fair Share is continuing to train TAC members in the issues of governance and community participation. Mr Owatile    Letebele(Fare Share Limpopo Co-ordinator) has been committed in advancing the knowledge of the TAC Mopani members in the above-mentioned issues. This is to equip community members...