Friday, 31 October 2014 - 08:56

BARCELONA, OCTOBER 30th, 2014 —Members of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) joined activists from across the world who interrupted the Japanese pharmaceutical company Otsuka’s symposium at the 45th Conference on Lung Health, calling for immediate broad compassionate use access to delamanid, Otsuka’s new drug to treat multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB).  
 
Activists called attention to the contrast between delamanid’s limited availability here on earth and Otsuka’s plan to launch its sports drink on the moon. In 2015, Otsuka plans to send a canister filled with its...

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Thursday, 30 October 2014 - 08:37

BARCELONA, 29th OCTOBER 2014: Today at the opening plenary of the 45th Conference on Lung Health in Barcelona, activists from across the globe called on governments to dramatically increase spending on research and development (R&D) for new treatments for tuberculosis (TB). Treatment options for people with multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) are particularly challenging. Spending must be tripled to meet the US$2 billion annual minimum required according to the Stop TB Partnership’s Global Plan to Stop TB.
 
The message was delivered by Portia Serote, a TB...

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Monday, 27 October 2014 - 14:09

JOHANNESBURG: 27 OCTOBER 2014: Over the weekend of 25th / 26th October the TAC held a successful and positive National Council (NC) meeting with its leaders from seven provinces and key allied organisations. Among the many deliberations, the NC members received a report from the CEO of the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) Dr Fareed Abdullah and discussed the growing challenges and threats to HIV & TB prevention and treatment in South Africa.
 
The NC reaffirmed that TAC’s five key campaigns are:
 
1.     Monitoring the...

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Monday, 27 October 2014 - 11:12

Tshawe Sithile Nohaya is the Ferrari of the TAC Runners/Walkers for Health group. His pedigree includes a staggering 15 Comrades Ultra-Marathons, 10 Two Oceans Ultra-Marathons and many more, at least 300 races over his 18 year running career. Tshawe will be clearing the road for the TAC 42km bus, aiming to cross the finish line in under four hours. No surprisingly this runner is going for gold, aiming to raise R10 000 for TAC at the Soweto Marathon. If you want to back a winning horse, this is the man to sponsor.

Q: Why do you run?

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Sunday, 26 October 2014 - 13:50

Qhaba Mosuli will be part of the TAC’s 42km bus in the Soweto Marthon on Sunday 2nd November and he is calling for your much needed sponsorship and support! This man has in his short three year running career managed to run more than 10 marathons including the Two Oceans, Comrades, Cape Town and Soweto marathons. 
 
Question: Why do you run?
Answer: One of the reasons is to have an active body and mind. Also I run so as to raise awareness around HIV and Aids and to help de-stigmatise the disease.
 
Question: Why is it...

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