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Monday, 15 June 2015 - 13:06

1120 delegates attending last week’s 7th South African AIDS conference in Durban signed a petition to drop trumped up charges against 117 community healthcare workers in the Free State. They called on Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to take a public position that the charges should be dropped.
 
The 117 community healthcare workers were arrested outside Bophelo House, the headquarters of the Free State Department of Health, in July 2014 for peacefully protesting against the unfair termination of their employment and the state of the...

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Thursday, 11 June 2015 - 14:57

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) welcomes the release of the second report of the Stop Stockouts Project (SSP) today at the South African AIDS conference in Durban. TAC is a member of the SSP consortium that also includes the Rural Doctors Association of South Africa, the South African HIV Clinicians Society, Rural Health Advocacy Project, SECTION27 and Doctors Without Borders (MSF). 
 
The new report found that one in four facilities had experienced at least one stockout of an HIV, TB medicine or vaccine over a three month period toward the end of 2014. This is worse than...

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Thursday, 11 June 2015 - 09:27

Anele Yawa, TAC General Secretary - Speech at SA AIDS 2015 Plenary
 
Ladies and gentlemen, friends, comrades, thank you for the opportunity to address you this morning.
 
I am Anele Yawa. I am the General Secretary of the Treatment Action Campaign. We are a civil society organization with 182 branches and over 8,000 members across the country.
 
Our members are users of the public healthcare system. I am a user of the public healthcare system. We know the challenges faced on the ground. We experience first-hand how good or how bad the...

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Thursday, 11 June 2015 - 09:27

Anele Yawa, TAC General Secretary - Speech at SA AIDS 2015 Plenary
 
Ladies and gentlemen, friends, comrades, thank you for the opportunity to address you this morning.
 
I am Anele Yawa. I am the General Secretary of the Treatment Action Campaign. We are a civil society organization with 182 branches and over 8,000 members across the country.
 
Our members are users of the public healthcare system. I am a user of the public healthcare system. We know the challenges faced on the ground. We experience first-hand how good or how bad the...

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Tuesday, 9 June 2015 - 17:58

Nkhensani Mavasa, TAC Chairperson, opening session speech, SA AIDS Conference 2015
9 June 2015
 
Honorable Deputy President, conference delegates, people living with HIV, healthcare workers, friends and comrades.
 
My name is Nkhensani Mavasa. I am from a village called Thomo in Giyani, Limpopo Province. I am a mother of 3. I am from a province which has been experiencing stock outs for months.
 
Fifteen years ago the International AIDS conference was held here in Durban. At that conference we marched because effective treatment for AIDS was...

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