JOHANNESBURG, 30th MARCH 2017 - HIV and tuberculosis (TB) remains at crisis levels in South Africa. Every year around 270 000 people are still newly infected with HIV. A recent Statistics South Africa report listed TB as the number one reported cause of death in South Africa. Drug-resistant TB is a serious and growing problem that our healthcare system is struggling to cope with. Meanwhile, reports from the Office of Health Standards Compliance (OHSC) and from Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) members on the ground paints a picture of a public healthcare system that is often...Read more
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 purpose of this position is to carry out evidence based research, analysis and policy positioning and subsequent dissemination of that information to support TAC campaigns.
KRA1: KRA1 Carry out policy research and...
Johannesburg, 28th March 2017 - Today we mourn the passing of our leader Ahmed Kathrada – a true revolutionary and stalwart of the liberation struggle. His devotion and dedication as a freedom fighter will never be forgotten. The Treatment Action Campaign sends our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Kathrada in this sad time.
“Our freedom did not fall from the sky. It was won through the tireless efforts of many great leaders - like comrade Kathrada - who gave up their lives and families to fight against the evils of apartheid,” said Anele Yawa, TAC General...
- Government must urgently conduct an infection control audit of all public facilities
JOHANNESBURG, THURSDAY 23rd MARCH: In the run up to World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) assessed the state of TB infection control in a number of clinics across South Africa. Of 158 facilities assessed, 114 were found to be in a “RED” state with very poor infection control measures in place.
TB remains the leading reported cause of death with over 33 063 deaths in 2015 according to a recent Statistics South Africa report (see note at...
This letter was issued by the Tobeka Daki Campaign for Access to Trastuzumab to the Human Rights Council today - on International Women's Day - as they convene a panel discussion on access to medicines in the context of the right to health. The letter can be accessed here.
Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein,
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights