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Sunday, 29 July 2007 - 00:00

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) National Executive Committee has resolved to mobilise to improve the public health system's mother-to-child transmission prevention programme. Tens of thousands of infants contract HIV every year in South Africa. A government inquiry released in 2006 showed unacceptably high maternal mortality.

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) National Executive Committee has resolved to mobilise to improve the public health system's mother-to-child transmission prevention programme. Tens of...

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Wednesday, 25 July 2007 - 00:00

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  • Defending Health Rights: a timeline of the court case to restore health services in Khayelitsha.
    • State appeals interim Cape High Court Decision ordering it to restore health services in Khayelitsha.
    • TAC National Executive Committee resolves to mobilise the widest support for sufficient human resources in the health system. &n

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      • Defending Health Rights: a timeline of the court case to restore health services in Khayelitsha.
        • State appeals interim Cape High Court Decision ordering it to restore...
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Thursday, 12 July 2007 - 00:00

TAC has learnt from the Positive Women's Network that on Sunday 8 July in Soweto Meadowlands, Sizakele Sigasa, an outreach coordinator at Positive Women’s Network and a lesbian and gay rights activist, and her friend Salome Masooa, were tortured and brutally murdered.  Sizakele was found with her hands tied together by her underpants and her ankles tied together by her shoelaces, with three bullet holes i

TAC has learnt from the Positive Women's Network that on Sunday 8 July in Soweto Meadowlands, Sizakele Sigasa, an outreach coordinator at Positive Women’s Network and a lesbian and...

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Thursday, 12 July 2007 - 00:00

 

Cape Town and Windhoek, 12 July 2007.

 

Cape Town and Windhoek, 12 July 2007.

The AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA), a network of 20 organizations throughout the Southern African region working on HIV/AIDS and human rights, and the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) of South Africa, an internationally recognized leader in the fight for access to AIDS treatment, today urged Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa to address the demands of striking health workers for payment of outstanding housing allowances in order to bring an end to a two-week old...

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Tuesday, 26 June 2007 - 00:00

This morning the Cape High Court granted an interim interdict ordering the Western Cape Provincial government and the Ministers of Health and Public Works and Administration to restore the reasonable functioning of health care services in Khayelitsha.

This morning the Cape High Court granted an interim interdict ordering the Western Cape Provincial government and the Ministers of Health and Public Works and Administration to restore the reasonable functioning of health care services in Khayelitsha. It found that they acted unconstitutionally by violating the rights of patients and...

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