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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Wednesday, 14 September 2016 - 17:31

QWAQWA, 14th SEPTEMBER 2016: The Treatment Action Campaign and SECTION27 condemn reports of crisis emerging hourly from across hospitals in the Free State. We are receiving reports of entire hospitals being shut down, patients being turned away from full and overcrowded facilities, maternity wards filled with women on floors, shut down in overfull casualty and trauma units. The situation is untenable and must be addressed as an emergency.
We outline below specific reports per hospital:
 - Manapo Hospital
Staff at Manapo Hospital (...

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Tuesday, 13 September 2016 - 14:14

WITBANK, MPUMALANGA - TUESDAY 13th SEPTEMBER 2016: Today members of human rights organisations SWEAT, Sisonke, Women’s Legal Center, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and SECTION27 in Mpumalanga are demonstrating outside Witbank Police station. Together they strongly condemn the assault and the violation of sex workers’ rights perpetrated by the police, as well as the vandalism and damage of personal property of these individuals.  
Police recently raided the private homes of sex workers in Witbank, arresting several of them. During the raids property was damaged...

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Thursday, 1 September 2016 - 15:13

JOHANNESBURG, 1ST SEPTEMBER 2016: From today all people living with HIV in South Africa are eligible to receive antiretroviral therapy (ART) in the public healthcare system. Previously only people with CD4 counts of 500 cells/mm3 or less were eligible for ART.

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) welcomes this development. Last year the landmark START trial showed that starting ART earlier is better for your health than waiting for your immune system to weaken. Based on the findings from the START trial we updated our position on ART in July 2015 and called for all people...

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Thursday, 25 August 2016 - 16:12

TAC calls on all people living in South Africa to resist corruption and state capture and to hold those responsible accountable.
JOHANNESBURG, 25th AUGUST 2016: South Africa is facing one of the most serious political crises since the end of apartheid. The latest expression of this crisis is the unprecedented and legally unsound attack by the Hawks on the Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan. This attack is part of a long-running and systematic programme of state capture by various corrupt politicians.
We don’t believe President...

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