Wednesday, 8 March 2017 - 11:52

This letter was issued by the Tobeka Daki Campaign for Access to Trastuzumab to the Human Rights Council today - on International Women's Day - as they convene a panel discussion on access to medicines in the context of the right to health. The letter can be accessed here.
Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, 
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights 

Read more
Friday, 3 March 2017 - 12:58

JOHANNESBURG, 3rd MARCH 2017 - The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in Gauteng is alarmed at the collapse of an entrance to the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg yesterday. Hospitals are a place of safety and shelter, not a place where people are hurt. Our thoughts go out to those injured and we are thankful that there was no loss of life.  However, we are unequivocal that urgent steps need to be taken by MEC Ramokgopa to audit the infrastructure all Gauteng health facilities and ensure this does not happen again.
Today TAC Gauteng launches a fact finding...

Read more
Wednesday, 1 March 2017 - 13:19

JOHANNESBURG, WEDNESDAY 1st MARCH: South Africa is facing an ongoing crisis in the public healthcare system. The 2015 General Household Survey indicated that seven in every ten households use public clinics and hospitals. However, when they access these facilities they are faced with dysfunction. Hospitals that leave patients on stretchers without being seen. Doctors in short supply who take weeks to see patients in critical condition. Arriving at clinics at 5am only to wait in inordinately long queues for the whole day. Waiting for hours in urgent need of emergency care, for...

Read more
Tuesday, 7 February 2017 - 05:25

- Demonstrations held at Roche & pharma associations in South Africa, Malaysia, UK, France, Zambia, Brazil, US (further campaign activity in India, Russia, Ukraine, Morocco, Zimbabwe)
- 108 organisations endorse a letter to Roche (*...

Read more
Thursday, 2 February 2017 - 09:27

Johannesburg, 2 February 2017: The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) welcomes the report of South Africa’s Health Ombud, Professor Malegapuru Makgoba, into the Life Esidimeni tragedy in Gauteng. The devastating report titled “THE REPORT INTO THE ‘CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING THE DEATHS OF MENTALLY ILL PATIENTS: GAUTENG PROVINCE’” and sub-titled “NO GUNS: 94+ SILENT DEATHS AND STILL COUNTING” can be downloaded here.
The report outlines how the Gauteng Department of Health hastily and irresponsibly moved...

Read more