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Tuesday, 23 October 2007 - 00:00

The Department of Health has asked for the statement below, on recalled condoms, to be distributed widely. It is critical to restore confidence in government's condom distribution programme and therefore the Treatment Action Campaign encourages the distribution of this statement. We welcome the Department's commitment to resolving this issue. We ask the Department and the South African Bureau of Standards to follow this up by indicating precisely what measures they have taken to reduce the likelihood of faulty condoms passing quality control again.

The Department of Health has...

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Wednesday, 17 October 2007 - 00:00

Summary

  • Defend media freedom: Use Health Laws to Prosecute the Real Criminals!
    TAC statement condemning the threat to arrest Sunday Times journalists.
  • Doctor claims unfair discrimination dismissal by Mpumalanga Provincial Dept of Health, linked to providing AIDS treatment.
    AIDS Law Project statement on a case the organisation has taken to the labour court.

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Sunday, 7 October 2007 - 00:00
Thursday, 4 October 2007 - 00:00

This morning, about  30 members  of the TAC, most living openly with HIV, gathered at St Georges Cathedral in Cape Town and proceeded to hand over a complaint against Christine Qunta, her associate Freddie Isaacs and the company Comforter's Healing Gift to the Director of Public Prosecutions, the South African Human Rights Commission and the Cape Law Society.  Two TAC members also went to Qunta Incorporated's offices in the Reserve Bank Building to give Chr

This morning, about  30 members  of the TAC, most living openly with HIV, gathered at St Georges Cathedral in Cape Town and...

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Monday, 1 October 2007 - 00:00

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  • ALP letter on behalf of TAC to Minister of Health: When can we expect policy changes to improve mother-to-child transmission prevention?
  • Poor mother-to-child transmission prevention programme puts lives at risks -  by Nosisa Mhlathi
    "[T]aking [government statistics] at face value, between 60 and 70% of pregnant women attending antenatal clinics in 2006 were offered mother-to-child transmission prevention services. This is already too low, but it gets much worse. Of the approximately 600 000 women offered the programme, we...
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