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Wednesday, 30 November 2016 - 09:53

TAC to host night vigil and World AIDS Day march

HIV and TB remain crises in South Africa. Every year there are
approximately 280 000 new HIV infections and 140 000 HIV-related
deaths in the country. To turn the tide on HIV and TB we need all
government departments and all provinces to take this crisis
seriously. With the exception of a few dedicated individuals including
Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, HIV and TB is however not a
priority for our national and provincial governments.

The public healthcare system in many of...

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Friday, 25 November 2016 - 14:35

We are a coalition of five patient groups and non-government organisations. We are concerned with the regulation of medicines in the public interest, both in our various countries and globally.
As delegates gather this month in Cape Town, South Africa  for the 17th International Conference of Drug Regulatory Authorities (ICDRA), we wish to raise the following three urgent concerns with recent developments regarding medicines regulation and the current state of medicines regulation globally and in our various countries.
 

  1. The lowering of regulatory...
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Thursday, 17 November 2016 - 16:17

Joint statement by the Treatment Action Campaign and SECTION27
 
“Indeed, the right to freedom of assembly is central to our constitutional democracy and exists primarily to give a voice to the powerless. Given the constitutionally protected right to peaceful assembly, a provision which allows for unarmed and peaceful attendees of protest gatherings to run the risk of losing their liberty for up to a period of one year and to be slapped with criminal records that will, in the case of the appellants, further reduce their chances of gaining new employment for...

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Wednesday, 16 November 2016 - 16:18

It is with great sadness that the Fix the Patent Laws (FTPL) coalition shares news of Tobeka Daki’s death. Tobeka, was a single mother from Mdantsane in the Eastern Cape, a daughter, a friend, a woman living with HER2 positive breast cancer, a support group member and an advocate for equal and affordable access to medicines for all.
 
Tobeka was diagnosed with HER2 positive breast cancer in 2013. At this time, Tobeka was told by her oncologist that she needed trastuzumab – in addition to chemotherapy – which would increase her chances of beating cancer and living a long and...

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Monday, 31 October 2016 - 16:35

JOHANNESBURG, MONDAY 31st OCTOBER: The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) is officially endorsing the Save South Africa campaign. In this we are joining other progressive organisations such as Corruption Watch, SECTION27, the Anglican Church, Equal Education, the Active Citizens’ Movement, CASAC, Lawyers for Human Rights, the SA NGO Coalition, the South African Christian Leaders’ Initiative and the Evangelical Alliance of South Africa.
 
TAC members will take part in the Save South Africa march planned for November 2nd in Tswane. TAC will also contribute 300 marshals to...

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