Working for access to quality public healthcare in South Africa since 1998
7 Aug 2016

#BopheloHouse94 back in court to appeal convictions

BLOEMFONTEIN, 8th AUGUST 2016: Today the #BopheloHouse94 are appearing in Bloemfontein High Court. The community healthcare workers (CHWs) are appealing their conviction in October 2015 in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court. A conviction that found them guilty of violating the Regulation of Gath...

2 Aug 2016

New IP consultative framework for SA: three years’ delay is three too many

JOHANNESBURG, 2nd AUGUST 2016: Cabinet recently approved a new Intellectual Property (IP) Consultative Framework for South Africa. This follows a Draft National IP Policy published for comment in 2013 – on which we and many other groups commented.[1] The 2013 Draft National IP Policy committed to...

1 Aug 2016

Major UNAIDS U-turn: Finally recognises AIDS response in crisis

21st July 2016, Durban: The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) welcomes the momentus U-turn made by UNAIDS this week at the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. Prior to the conference, UNAIDS rhetoric overstated the likelihood of ending AIDS. We believe this overstatement has...

20 Jul 2016

Roche: Stop Booby Trapping Access to Medicines!

WEDNESDAY 19th JULY 2016, DURBAN: Women from across the world today stormed the corporate stall of multinational pharmaceutical company Roche at the AIDS 2016 conference in Durban. The activists demanded Roche urgently drop the price of a vital breast cancer treatment. The women showered the comp...

20 Jul 2016

Youth demand condoms in schools

WEDNESDAY 20th JULY 2016, DURBAN: The youth are among the most vulnerable members of our society, their voices are often drowned out and their needs, wants and protection is often not made a priority. We have spoken to the youth and those that work closely with young people across the country to ...

18 Jul 2016

Speech by TAC National Chairperson at Opening of AIDS 2016

Speech delivered by Nkhensani Mavasa, Chairperson of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), at the opening of the 21st International AIDS Conference on 18 July 2016 Treatment, Prevention & Non-Discrimination is Still Our Human Right: We Demand a Global Strategic Plan toward treatment for all Deputy...

18 Jul 2016

Thousands of Activists March to International AIDS Conference in Durban

AIDS Response at CODE RED – Thousands of Activists March to International AIDS Conference in Durban “We’re Not Even Halfway to the End of AIDS, Treatment For All Now!” 18 July 2016, Durban, South Africa: Today, over 8,000 activists from South Africa and across the globe took to Durban’s streets f...

17 Jul 2016

Never again let people die because medicines are too expensive

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to receive memorandum of demands in Durban UN High Level Panel provides unique opportunity for governments to make historic changes in healthcare. Durban, 17 July 2016:  On the eve of the 21st International AIDS Conference, civil society organisations from acros...

20 Jun 2016

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19 Jun 2016

94 community healthcare workers return to court to appeal conviction

– #BopheloHouse94 appeal has critical implications for the right to protest in South Africa – Free State Premier Ace Magashule undertakes to join #BopheloHouse94 in the Bloemfontein High Court today at 9am – Magashule promises the #BopheloHouse94 a response within two weeks BLOEMFONTEIN, MONDAY 2...

17 Jun 2016

AIDS RESPONSE AT CODE RED

GLOBAL CALL TO ACTION In 2000, thousands of people from around the world marched together at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. The march was a watershed moment in the global AIDS response. Sixteen years later and the conference is returning to Durban, yet the AIDS respo...

25 May 2016

World Health Organization’s independence and integrity are non-negotiable

* Statement issued by Third World Network, People’s Health Movement, and International Baby Food Action Network at the World Health Assembly in Geneva. A civil society statement on the World Health Organization’s Proposed Framework of Engagement with Non-State Actors (FENSA) at 69th World Health ...