12TH SEPT: TAC NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION AGAINST STOCK-OUTS #TACactions

Tomorrow the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) is coordinating a nationwide day of action to demand an end to the on-going drug stock-out crisis ravaging across South Africa - as well as urgent action to address the deterioration of quality health care services in various parts of the country.
 
The TAC will be marching in solidarity with the people of the Eastern Cape, and a broad coalition of civil society organisations, to challenge the unacceptable condition of health care currently being provided in the Province. The TAC and SECTION27 today published a special report investigating the collapse of health care in the Eastern Cape that can be accessed at www.ECHealthCrisis.org.

TAC branches will deliver memorandums to the MECs for Health outlining key issues and recommendations for improvement of Provincial health systems. For further details on the activities taking place in each province and relevant media contacts please see below:
 
Free State:
Date: Thursday 12th September
Time: 10am
Contact: Sello Mokhalipi, 073 365 9903
What: Pickets at various clinics including 
- Freedom Square & Chris Devet Clinics, Bloemfontein
- Mafane & Thaba-Nchu Clinics, Thaba-Nchu
- G & H Clinics, Botshabelo
 
Gauteng:
Date: Friday 13th September
Time: 9.30am
Contact: Stephen Ngcobo, 073 846 0910
What: March from Beyers Naudee Square to the Provincial Legislature
 
Limpopo:
Date: Thursday 12th September
Time: 10am
Contact: Amukelani Maluleke, 072 592 9897 (contact for copies of the memorandum)
What: March from SABC Park in Polokwane to the Limpopo Department of Health
 
Kwa-Zulu Natal:
Date: Thursday 12th September
Time: 10am
Contact: Mzamo Zondi, 082 268 2531
What: March from Darlies Park sports grounds in Pietermaritzburg to the Capital Tours Offices.
 
Mpumalanga:
Date: Thursday 12th September
Time: 10am
Contact: Thobile Maseko, 078 631 3972
What: Picket at the main entrance of the Mpumalanga Government Complex building in Nelspruit
 
Western Cape:
Date: Thursday 12th September
Time: 10am
Contact: Mandla Majola, 076 609 8818
What: March from Keizergracht to the Provincial Legislature - following which they will march to Parliament
 
Eastern Cape March – Eastern Cape Health Crisis Coalition
Date: Friday 13th September
Time: 11am
Contact: Kwazi Mbatha, 078 059 9309
What: March to the Provincial Legislature
 
For more information on the TAC National Day of Action and general media enquiries please contact:
Mandla Majola
076 609 8818
 
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