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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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Friday, 30 September 2016 - 11:24

VOSLOORUS, FRIDAY 30th SEPTEMBER: Yesterday more than 500 members from the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in Gauteng marched to Thelle Mogoerane Hospital to highlight the ongoing crisis facing the hospital and demand urgent intervention by the provincial health department.
 
For the last two years TAC members in Vosloorus have received ongoing reports of negligence, poor staff attitudes, overcrowded and dirty facilities, long waiting times, and even patients being turned away.  
 
“The situation at Thelle Mogoerane Hospital is deplorable. People should...

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016 - 04:51

- 1000 activists march to DTI to demand urgent reform of outdated patent laws
- Fix the Patent Laws campaign now comprises of 31 patient groups
- New medicine report shows how patents stop people accessing nine important medicines
 
27 September 2016 – PRETORIA: Today, more than 1000 activists from the Fix the Patent Laws campaign will march to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Pretoria. They are demanding that the DTI take urgent steps to fix South Africa’s outdated patent laws so that everyone can get the...

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Tuesday, 20 September 2016 - 06:42

QWA QWA, 20th SEPTEMBER 2016: Members of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in Phuthaditjhaba report serious problems at Manapo Hospital that are putting people’s right to access healthcare in jeopardy. This follows last week’s strike by frustrated staff members including doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, porters, cleaners, and kitchen staff who report to be overburdened and to have not received pay for significant amounts of overtime since 2015.
 
On Sunday 18th September the Hospital was very quiet. The gates were open and no security...

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Wednesday, 14 September 2016 - 22:23

-        We urge all governments to urgently adopt and act on UN recommendations to safeguard right to health.
-        South Africa must show the way by leading developing countries, especially the BRICS, the SADC and the AU, in adopting and building on the recommendations
 
JOHANNESBURG, 14th SEPTEMBER 2016: The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and SECTION27 welcome the release of the United Nation Secretary General’s High-Level Panel Report on Access to Medicines. This UN report makes a number of important recommendations regarding how society pays for medicines...

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