Working for access to quality public healthcare in South Africa since 1998
15 Jun 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 Jun 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...

29 May 2014

TAC, SECTION27 & Sonke Gender Justice Support the Striking Marikana Miners

29 MAY 2014, JOHANNESBURG – The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), SECTION27, Sonke Gender Justice, and Awethu stand in solidarity with the striking mineworkers on the platinum belt in Marikana. Each of the organisations have made collections of clothing, money, and food supplies amongst their staf...

31 Mar 2014

ANC and DA Commit to Patent Law Reform

South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), and the main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), have both expressed strong support for reform of South Africa’s patent laws. The parties were responding to questions in the Treatment Action Campaign’s (TAC) People’s He...

28 Mar 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 Mar 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 Mar 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 Mar 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...

24 Mar 2014

Better DR-TB medicines desperately needed

24 March 2014 – World TB Day Currently available medicines for drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) require 18 to 24 months of treatment. This consists of a regimen of anything from 4 to more than 20 different pills daily, plus supplements and regular injections. These medicines can have serious s...

18 Mar 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...

14 Mar 2014

CABINET & MPs, SAVE YOUR VOTERS’ LIVES – FIX THE PATENT LAWS

Complete intellectual property policy now – after six years of delay; Without implementing internationally recognised public health safeguards, medicines will remain inaccessible 2014-03-13, CAPE TOWN – Marching to Parliament the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and...

12 Mar 2014

MINISTER ROB DAVIES – OUR LIVES ARE IN YOUR HANDS!

FINALISE THE IP POLICY BEFORE ELECTIONS & GIVE US BETTER ACCCESS TO MEDICINES Activists demand rapid completion of intellectual property policy six years in the making; without internationally recognised public health safeguards policy will be health disaster 2014-03-11 PRETORIA — Marching to the...