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Thursday, 29 January 2015 - 16:19

BLOEMFONTEIN, 29th JANUARY: TAC condemns the National Public Prosecutor’s decision not to drop the unreasonable charges against the 129 community healthcare workers (CHWs) and members of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) arrested at a peaceful night vigil on 10th July last year. The 129 appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court today.
 
We are deeply disappointed that this unjustified abuse of state power to clamp down on peaceful protest will now continue even longer. Not only is it a waste of public resources, it will further solidify the climate of fear...

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Tuesday, 27 January 2015 - 10:05

27th JANUARY 2015, BLOEMFONTEIN: 129 community healthcare workers (CHWs) and members of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) are set to return to the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on 29th January in regard to criminal charges following their arrest at a peaceful vigil on 10th July. TAC demands these charges be dropped immediately to put an end to this unjust victimisation.
 
The South African Police Services (SAPS) arrested the CHWs in the early morning hours of 10th July during a peaceful vigil. The CHWs were protesting the state of the public...

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Tuesday, 20 January 2015 - 11:28

JOHANNESBURG, Tuesday 20th January: The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and SECTION27 applaud India’s decision to reject a patent application on sofosbuvir, an important new treatment for Hepatitis C. Last Wednesday’s decision paves the way for increased access to more affordable sofosbuvir in India and other countries who choose to implement legal flexibilities available under international law to increase access to the drug. However, existing patents on sofosbuvir in South Africa could block access to the cheaper generic versions that will become...

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Tuesday, 16 December 2014 - 16:56

Following its launch of the Save TAC and Save Lives campaign in early November, the TAC went on a massive public fundraising effort.  We wish to thank all the individuals and organizations who rallied to our appeal to Save TAC and Save Lives.
 
On 12 December 2014 TAC's Board of Directors met to assess the outcomes of this campaign and TAC's financial viability in 2015.  The Board was pleased to note that between 1 November and 1 December we were able to use the media and individual meetings to reach out to
hundreds of thousands of people across the world.   The response...

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Wednesday, 3 December 2014 - 11:24

1st December 2014
 
Dear Global Donors
 
Fulfilling the right to health depends on common purpose between researchers, clinicians and activists
 
On the eve of World AIDS day 2014 we write this letter as globally recognized researchers, scientists and academics who are concerned about reports of the possible closure of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in South Africa as a consequence of serious funding difficulties.
 
We believe that health and access to health services is a human right. But we want to state unequivocally that as much as...

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