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Thursday, 27 October 2016 - 12:05

LIVERPOOL, THURSDAY 27th OCTOBER: In 2015 tuberculosis (TB) killed 1.8 million people on the planet. This is more than any other infectious disease, including HIV. Yet, investment in TB research remains disgracefully low.
 
A new report by the United States-based Treatment Action Group (TAG) launched this week showed that total global funding for TB research has fallen in the last year (from USD 686,303,295m to USD 674,036,495m). The world only invests a third of the USD 2 billion that the World Health Organisation says is needed per year if we are to end TB.
 
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Wednesday, 26 October 2016 - 11:30

THABA NCHU, WEDNESDAY 26th OCTOBER: Today 100 members of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in Thaba Nchu will picket the dysfunctional state of health services at GAO Clinic and Moroka Hospital. The branch has received ongoing complaints of long waiting times, staff shortages, unclean facilities, and patients being sent home from the clinic without the medicines they need.
 
“GAO Clinic is facing many challenges,” says TAC Provincial Chairperson Oupanyana Mahutsioa. “It is clear that they are under-staffed at the clinic and under-resourced. People wait for hours on...

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Wednesday, 26 October 2016 - 11:29

VOSLOORUS, WEDNESDAY 26th OCTOBER: Today 100 members of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in Vosloorus are marching to Extension 28 Clinic. This is following countless complaints to the branch that the clinic is failing members of the community who rely on it.
 
TAC Vosloorus has engaged extensively with the local community through surveys, community dialogues and going door to door. Members of the community are complaining of late opening times, long waiting times, staff shortages, medicine stockouts, and even dirty facilities. TAC has attempted to engage with the...

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Tuesday, 18 October 2016 - 15:52

JOHANNESBURG, TUESDAY 18th OCTOBER – The Sunday Times on Sunday quoted Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi and Deputy Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla expressing their unequivocal support for Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan. By publically expressing their support for Gordhan, Motsoaledi and Phaahla have taken an important and principled stance against corruption and state capture. TAC applauds Minister Motsoaledi and Deputy Minister Phaahla’s principled decision.
 
The National Prosecuting Authority last week charged Gordhan with fraud in relation to former SARS...

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Tuesday, 4 October 2016 - 08:47

-        TAC commits to engaging constructively with new MEC to end Free State health crisis
 
BLOEMFONTEIN, TUESDAY 4th OCTOBER: The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) welcomes the news that Benny Malakoane is no longer the MEC for Health in the Free State. Under Malakoane’s watch the public healthcare system in the province has limped from crisis to crisis with people who rely on it left traumatised by death and pain. TAC has been campaigning for Malakoane’s removal for more than two years.
 
TAC acknowledges all the courageous whistle-blowers who have spoken...

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