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  • Defend media freedom: Use Health Laws to Prosecute the Real Criminals!
    TAC statement condemning the threat to arrest Sunday Times journalists.
  • Doctor claims unfair discrimination dismissal by Mpumalanga Provincial Dept of Health, linked to providing AIDS treatment.
    AIDS Law Project statement on a case the organisation has taken to the labour court.

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Unethical Promotion and Testing of Medicines on Humans

A Judicial Investigation into the Presidency and Health Ministry and criminal proceedings against Christine Qunta are necessary.


"34. (1) A person desiring to initiate or conduct a clinical trial
in respect of an unregistered medicine, a new indication or new
dosage regimen of a registered medicine or substance, shall apply to
the Council on a form determined by the Council for authority to
conduct such a clinical trial”.

“(5) No person shall conduct clinical trials referred to in
subregulation (1) without the authorisation of the Council.”

A response to minister of health on mother to child transmission

The Minister of Health has made statements to the media that the Department of Health has long been prepared to implement dual therapy regimens in all the provinces in South Africa, but has been prohibited by the 2001 Constitutional Court judgment in Minister of Health and Others v TAC and Others. She states that the judgment limited the Department of Health to implementing only 'monotherapy' nevirapine (NVP) to mothers with HIV to reduce mother-to-child transmission.

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Why we need a new Health Minister


This article was published in Business Day.

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  • March to Parliament - 19 September 2006

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  • TAC appeal for funds.

South African Health System Requires a State of Emergency

 By Gordon Tlama Mthembu, TAC Ekhurleleni District Co-ordinator

This is an unedited version of a letter published in City Press on 3 September 2006

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 Government in contempt of court - Must treat Westville prisoners

President Mbeki, Minister Tshabalala-Msimang: Stop obstructing access to treatment

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