Thursday, 2 February 2017 - 09:27

Johannesburg, 2 February 2017: The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) welcomes the report of South Africa’s Health Ombud, Professor Malegapuru Makgoba, into the Life Esidimeni tragedy in Gauteng. The devastating report titled “THE REPORT INTO THE ‘CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING THE DEATHS OF MENTALLY ILL PATIENTS: GAUTENG PROVINCE’” and sub-titled “NO GUNS: 94+ SILENT DEATHS AND STILL COUNTING” can be downloaded here.
The report outlines how the Gauteng Department of Health hastily and irresponsibly moved...

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Wednesday, 1 February 2017 - 16:57

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) engages in monitoring, advocacy and access to quality comprehensive prevention, treatment, care and support services to live a healthy life. 
Main Purpose of the Job:
The main purpose of the Provincial Manager: Western Cape is to;
1.   Provide oversight and support to the District Organisers and Provincial Trainers
2.   Ensure that information/issues from the branches is communicated to the Provincial Office Bearers / Provincial Council, National...

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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 our provinces remain in...

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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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