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Wednesday, 30 November 2005 - 00:00

At a press conference in Johannesburg this morning, Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer and South African singer, Ringo Madlingozi, joined the Treatment Action Campaign in making a call for all people in South Africa and internationally to work together to prevent new HIV infections and ensure treatment for people with AIDS.  They supported TAC’s call for actions of solidarity by the influential and successful with the poor and marginalised.

Madlingozi talked about his mission as a musician to “create music that will heal” and pledged that one track on his coming album would be dedicated...

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Tuesday, 29 November 2005 - 00:00
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Wednesday, 23 November 2005 - 00:00

STEPPING UP CIVIL SOCIETY ACTION TO PREVENT AND TREAT HIV

STEPPING UP CIVIL SOCIETY ACTION TO PREVENT AND TREAT HIV

 
On 22 November 2005 a historic meeting of the executive structures of COSATU, TAC and the South African Council of Churches took place. The meeting assessed the challenges of HIV prevention and treatment in South Africa. We resolved to build a better response within our organisations and in society generally.
 
Whilst we will continue to put pressure on our government to take a lead on the matter, we have decided...
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Wednesday, 2 November 2005 - 00:00

Summary

  • Analysis of five deaths of patients on Rath's trial
    • For three of these patients Rath is at a minimum responsible for contributing to their deaths.
       
    • For the other two, Rath is at a minimum responsible for misleading them and creating false hope.
  • Several other deaths on Rath's trial have been reported, but we only discuss here ones which we have investigated.
  • Minister of Health has responsibility for failing to stop Rath.
  • Rath's pseudo-science in conjunction with other pseudo-scientific practices...
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