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Thursday, 12 May 2016 - 07:18

- 16 strong Free State Health Crisis Coalition launches with the mandate of campaigning to bring an end to the health crisis in the province’s public healthcare system.
 
THURSDAY 12th MAY, BLOEMFONTEIN: 500 people marched today to the SAPS and the Free State Prosecuting Authority to demand the SAPS must urgently conclude its investigation into corruption by Health MEC Benny Malakoane and that the prosecuting authority swiftly reviews the evidence and commences to prosecute Malakoane.
 
On 1 September 2014, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) laid...

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Thursday, 28 April 2016 - 15:06
  • But public remains in the dark regarding stalled policy process

The Fix the Patent Laws (FTPL) coalition welcomes recent public comments made by Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies and Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi about patents and patent law in South Africa and in other developing countries.
 
Earlier this month Minister Davies delivered a landmark keynote address at the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s (WIPO) International Conference on Intellectual Property...

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Wednesday, 13 April 2016 - 17:59

Speech delivered by TAC General Secretary Anele Yawa at the opening of the HIV Clinicians conference on Wednesday 13th April 2016. 
 
Conference delegates, people living with HIV, clinicians, friends and comrades. My name is Anele Yawa. I am the General Secretary of the Treatment Action Campaign and a user of the public healthcare system.
 
The Southern African HIV Clinicians Society Conference is a conference that we at the TAC value deeply. At no other conference do we learn as much about our epidemic and the science and treatment of HIV...

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Wednesday, 6 April 2016 - 14:57

- TAC statement following the meeting of the National Council, March 30th – 31st 2016
 
On March 30th and 31st 2016 the Treatment Action Campaign’s (TAC) National Council met in Booysens, Johannesburg. The National Council is made up of TAC’s national and provincial leadership. It is TAC’s highest decision-making body between congresses.
 
The National Council noted with concern the current political situation in South Africa, the state of the AIDS response and of the failing public healthcare system. The National Council agreed that the political situation...

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Monday, 4 April 2016 - 10:15

We are not fooled: Global health activists confront pharmaceutical industry over excessive medicine prices
 
On 1st April 2016, activists across the world are protesting against the greed that blocks access to essential medicines. April Fools’ Day is an appropriate day to highlight both the extortionate price of medicines and the lack of transparency around research and development (R&D) costs.
 
The protest is coordinated by a coalition of over 25 health advocacy groups from 6 continents. Today’s demonstrations are being held outside offices of...

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