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Newsletters 2007

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Newsletters, documents and statements in 2007

 

12 December: TAC Statement on the ANC National Conference and Leadership Election

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29 November: Maternal health and prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT)

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25 November: Western Cape Health Department receives an extra R332 million to improve service delivery

Also:
- TAC statement on the slow pace of justice in the Nandipha Makeke case
- TAC activists help achieve swift justice in rape case
- Annie Lennox launches website and releases music video aimed at HIV/AIDS in South Africa
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9 November: Global march for TB education, prevention, treatment and cure

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7 November: TAC Complaint to the Competition Commission against Merck and MSD

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4 November: TAC Gauteng to march for better maternal health and PMTCT services in Ekurhuleni

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2 November: Letter from Head of the Southern African HIV Clinicians Society to Sowetan Newspaper

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24 October: Global call to action for the 38th Annual Union World Conference on Lung Health

Also:
- Research shows how to make antiretroviral programmes successful
- Memorandum handed to Eastern Cape Health Officials
- BBC Admits that “Guinea Pig Kids” is Misleading, Erroneous
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23 October: Media Statement by the Minister of Health on the Condom Distribution Programme

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17 October: Defend Media Freedom!

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7 October: TAC letter to President Mbeki about Virodene

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4 October: TAC lodges complaint against Christine Qunta

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1 October: Poor PMTCT programme: ALP letter on behalf of TAC to Minister of Health

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26 September 2007: Unethical Promotion and Testing of Medicines on Humans

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13 September 2007: TAC Limpopo and Mpumalanga will march to Mapulaneng Hospital

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11 September 2007: A response to minister of health on mother to child transmission

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10 September 2007: Letter sent by TAC to all members of the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) ahead of tomorrow's meeting

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6 September 2007:Mass Meeting: Work with Deputy-President Mlambo-Ngcuka - AIDS Law Project

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29 August: Implement the National Strategic Plan!

Over 1,500 people gathered at St Georges Cathedral Cape Town to demand that the South African government implement the HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections National Strategic Plan for 2007-2011.

Here are video clips and photos from the event.

St Georges Cathedral 29 August 2007


Videos and photos are by Faizel Slamang and may be used free of charge without permission.

27 August 2007: Letter to President Mbeki demanding reasons for retaining Health Minister Tshabalala-Msimang

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15 August 2007: Call to Action - Support Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge Demand the implementation of the National Strategic Plan on HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections

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9 August 2007: President Mbeki: Do not dismiss Deputy-Minister Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge. Can our people trust you on HIV/AIDS?

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8 August 2007: March against hate crimes and violence against women

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29 July 2007: Mother-to-child transmission prevention: Government must improve the programme

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25 July 2007: Defending Health Rights: the court case to restore health services in Khayelitsha

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12 July 2007: AIDS and Human Rights Groups Urge Zambian Government to Address Demands of Striking Health Workers and Stop Arresting Activists

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12 July 2007: TAC condemns hate murders

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26 June 2007: Cape High Court makes important ruling on restoring health services in Khayelitsh

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25 June 2007: TAC and the Coalition Against Public Health Cuts to hold mass community meeting in Khayelitsha

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18 June 2007: TAC and patients with chronic conditions file urgent court application to reinstate dismissed health workers

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12 June 2007: Letter by Achmat and Mthathi to Government Ministers on dismissal of health workers

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3 June 2007: Statement on public service strike

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TAC Women in Leadership

Equal Treatment November 2006 (Issue 21)

24 May 2007: TAC commends progress in national response to HIV/AIDS

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15 May 2007: Defence Force discrimination, Constitutional Court extends rape definition, Medical privacy

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04 May 2007: SANAC & Cabinet approve NSP. Equal Treatment May 2007 is available

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Equal Treatment - 1 May 2007

- HPV Vaccine
- HIV Education
- National Strategic Plan
- And much more!

30 April 2007: National Strategic Plan adopted by SANAC

- Costing Annexure

Newsletter - 26 April: TAC & SAMA v Rath & State

- Tenofovir registered

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17 April 2007: ALP submission to Human Rights Commission enquiry into access to health care services -

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- Annexure 1

- Annexure 2

- Annexure 3

Newsletter - 15 April 2007: Circumcision and HIV

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11 April 2007: ALP submission on international benchmarking

11 April 2007: March to the Third Session of the African Union Conference of Ministers of Health in Johannesburg

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04 April 2007: Constitutional Court Judgment: NM, SM and LH v. Patricia De Lille, Charlene Smith and New Africa Books

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01 April 2007: Message of condolence to Minister Jeff Radebe and the family of Ian Phillips

- A report on the NUM strike at Impala Mines

- Challenge by people living with HIV to Criselda Kananda

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16 March 2007: Call to march by the Save Zimbabwe Campaign Coalition Letter by Achmat and Geffen on Zimbabwe

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5 March 2007: Draft HIV and STI National Strategic Plan (Word document)

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12 March 2007: Acting Health Minister meets with TAC

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09 March 2007: TAC joins ARASA in condemning AIDS denialism in Zambia

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05 March 2007: TAC to hold imbizos for National Strategic Plan

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01 March 2007: Statement by Coalition Against Fraudulent Claims about Medicines

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27 February 2007: TAC statement on the appointment of Jeff Radebe as Acting Minister of Health

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23 January 2007: A paper on AIDS and pseudo-science in the media

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21 February 2007: TAC mobilises over tenofovir

Also in this newsletter
- Tenofovir Campaign details and memo
- Response to City Press poor reporting on microbicide trial

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20 February 2007: Medicines Control Council must stop dragging its heels on life-saving drugs

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15 February 2007: Joint TAC/MSF statement: Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu calls on Novartis to drop Indian court case

Also in this newsletter
- Church leaders call on Novartis to drop Indian court case

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07 February 2007: TAC comment on the termination of Ushercell microbicide trial

Also in this newsletter
- a community story told to TAC trainee journalist Nokulanga April by Alfreda Brinkhuis.

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06 February 2007: Campaign for tenofovir to be registered

Also in this newsletter
- TB and social grants: Some interviews conducted by Sylvia Flynn, a TAC trainee journalist.

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25 January 2007: TAC's letter Re: Novartis' challenge to India's public health safeguards

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24 January 2007: Stop Novartis's attempt to block Indian generic medicines

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12 January 2007: TAC refuses to be distracted by Anthony Brink's lunacy

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October 2006 - April 2007: TAC Campaign to change government HIV policy. Read Our Petition

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