Working for access to quality public healthcare in South Africa since 1998
5 May 2009

Lancet model for the elimation for HIV

In November 2008, an article was published in the renowned medical journal, the Lancet, that proposed a mathematical model that could virtually eliminate HIV transmission in the future and reduce the number of people developing AIDS by 95%. The article called for universal testing and immediate i...

6 Apr 2009

Time for task-shifting: 
999 days to close the HIV/AIDS treatment gap

Nurse-initiated and managed ART and other interventions can help meet 
South Africa’s national HIV/AIDS care and treatment goals 
At the IV South Africa AIDS Conference, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Reproductive Health and HIV Research Unit (RHRU) of University of Witwatersrand, the Southern A...

12 Mar 2009

Call for participants: SANAC Women’s Sector to host consultation workshop on impact of male circumcision on women

The following call for participants was released today by SANAC’s Women’s Sector: The Women’s sector in SANAC wishes to hold a consultation workshop on the impact of Male Circumcision on Women. The aim is to assess and articulate what such a policy needs to entail from the planning stages of form...

12 Feb 2009

Health Minister and UNAIDS Executive Director visit TAC Khayelitsha, impressed by Khayelitsha health model

  Minister of Health Barbara Hogan and incoming UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé paid a visit this week to TAC and MSF in Khayelitsha. Minister Hogan was highly impressed by her visit and has promised to look into Khayelitsha’s successful health model, used to fight against HIV/AIDS, and s...

8 Feb 2009

TAC welcomes SANAC’s call for Government to lift antiretroviral treatment moratorium in the Free State

  The decision of the Free State government to scale back essential health care services has resulted in thousands of patients in immediate need of care being turned away from Free State clinics since 1 November 2008. This has caused avoidable deaths and illness. The TAC and our partner, the AIDS...

28 Nov 2008

World AIDS Day 2008

The national theme for World Aids Day on 1 December is “Leadership and Unity”. South Africa is finally united in stopping HIV, AIDS and TB, and in fighting for the best treatment and care for all. TAC calls for all people living in South Africa to get involved in World AIDS Day. At midday on 1 De...

18 Nov 2008

TAC analysis of Treasury’s medium-term adjustments to Health budgets

TAC calls for further clarification of Finance Minister Trevor Manuel’s medium-term budget adjustments (released 21 October 2008, passed by National Assembly 23 October). While TAC welcomes the additional R300 million for prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) and antiretroviral (ARV)...

30 Sep 2008

Important article on Voluntary Male Medical Circumcision published

Male medical circumcision reduces the risk of heterosexual men contracting HIV. It is highly likely that the widespread introduction and encouragement of voluntary male medical circumcision (VMMC) in countries with generalised heterosexual epidemics will reduce HIV incidence substantially. There ...

20 Jun 2008

TAC Eastern Cape and other NGOs urge Eastern Cape MEC for Health to cooperate with civil society and implement the NSP

The Treatment Action Campaign, Cosatu, SACP, Amnesty international (SA) and the EC NGO coalition have tried to meet with the current MEC for Health in the Eastern Cape, Ms Jajula, since she took office in 2006 . Our numerous attempts to meet with her have all been met with rebuff; instead she has...