Working for access to quality public healthcare in South Africa since 1998
24 July 2018

Vacancy: Research Officer

The Treatment Action Campaign seeks to employ a Research Officer To be based in Gauteng Job Purpose: The purpose of this position is to carry out evidence based research, analysis and policy positioning and subsequent dissemination of that information to support TAC campaigns. This includes: Pol...

18 July 2018

TAC Western Cape protest major bed shortage at Khayelitsha District Hospital

Khayelitsha, 18th July 2018 – Today members of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in Western Cape are holding a picket at Khayelitsha District Hospital to highlight the ongoing crisis facing the facility and demand urgent intervention by the provincial health department. Recent monitoring by TAC...

17 July 2018

Open letter to Gauteng Premier Makhura

Johannesburg, 17 July 2018 – Today the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and Corruption Watch delivered three open letters to the Office of the Gauteng Premier, the Acting ANC Gauteng Provincial Chairperson, and the Speaker of the Gauteng Legislature enquiring into the corruption findings against A...

16 July 2018

Activists call on Johnson & Johnson to drop the price of bedaquiline

South Africa’s Department of Health recently announced that it will replace painful, hearing-loss inducing injections to treat multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) with a less toxic and more effective treatment. The new drug, called bedaquiline, does not cause hearing loss and can be taken ...

28 June 2018

TAC releases provincial state of health reports

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) has today released a series of reports in the provinces in which we work that highlight the state of public healthcare services. Each TAC branch has adopted a primary healthcare facility local to them and have been monitoring the state of services at these faci...

28 June 2018

Western Cape: state of health

– Western Cape state of health report published The Western Cape health system is failing the people who rely on it. People dread to attend overcrowded and under-resourced clinics. They wait for hours or days to be seen by a nurse or doctor. Sometimes without any privacy from others waiting. P...

28 June 2018

Mpumalanga: state of health

– Mpumalanga state of health report published Mpumalanga’s ailing healthcare system is plagued with serious issues. You wait hours to see a doctor, even in emergencies. Overstretched nurses take out their frustrations on the patients waiting for services. Facilities have not been properly main...

28 June 2018

Limpopo: state of health

– Limpopo state of health report published  The Limpopo health system is plagued with severe staff shortages and a huge loss of experienced senior staff who have been seduced by better pay and working conditions in private hospitals. There are regular reports of theft of medicines, equipment t...

28 June 2018

KZN: state of health

– KwaZulu-Natal state of health report published  Each day in KwaZulu-Natal we hear reports of health system failures. Shortages of doctors, nurses and specialists that mean people wait hours, days or months for critical services. Broken equipment that mean cancer diagnostics and treatment are...

28 June 2018

Gauteng: state of health

– Gauteng state of health report published  Gauteng is the economic heart of South Africa. While South Africa’s smallest province, it has a population of over 13 million people (roughly a quarter of the population of South Africa). With lots of money around and most of the population relativel...

28 June 2018

Free State: state of health

– Free State state of health report published The Free State public healthcare system has been in a state of dysfunction for many years. We hear endless stories of ambulances that do not arrive leaving family members cradling their dying loved ones without medical assistance. Too many reports ...

28 June 2018

Eastern Cape: state of health

– Eastern Cape state of health report published For years the healthcare system of the Eastern Cape province has been teetering on the edge of complete collapse. Horror stories abound of dysfunctional hospitals, run down clinics, over stretched nurses, medicine shortages and stockouts, and amb...