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Thursday, 11 June 2015 - 09:27

Anele Yawa, TAC General Secretary - Speech at SA AIDS 2015 Plenary
 
Ladies and gentlemen, friends, comrades, thank you for the opportunity to address you this morning.
 
I am Anele Yawa. I am the General Secretary of the Treatment Action Campaign. We are a civil society organization with 182 branches and over 8,000 members across the country.
 
Our members are users of the public healthcare system. I am a user of the public healthcare system. We know the challenges faced on the ground. We experience first-hand how good or how bad the...

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Thursday, 11 June 2015 - 09:27

Anele Yawa, TAC General Secretary - Speech at SA AIDS 2015 Plenary
 
Ladies and gentlemen, friends, comrades, thank you for the opportunity to address you this morning.
 
I am Anele Yawa. I am the General Secretary of the Treatment Action Campaign. We are a civil society organization with 182 branches and over 8,000 members across the country.
 
Our members are users of the public healthcare system. I am a user of the public healthcare system. We know the challenges faced on the ground. We experience first-hand how good or how bad the...

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Tuesday, 9 June 2015 - 17:58

Nkhensani Mavasa, TAC Chairperson, opening session speech, SA AIDS Conference 2015
9 June 2015
 
Honorable Deputy President, conference delegates, people living with HIV, healthcare workers, friends and comrades.
 
My name is Nkhensani Mavasa. I am from a village called Thomo in Giyani, Limpopo Province. I am a mother of 3. I am from a province which has been experiencing stock outs for months.
 
Fifteen years ago the International AIDS conference was held here in Durban. At that conference we marched because effective treatment for AIDS was...

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Tuesday, 2 June 2015 - 07:59

Expanded coalition calls for urgent approval of National Policy on Intellectual Property
 
JOHANNESBURG, 2nd JUNE 2015: Today, patient groups and other leading health organisations in South Africa have joined the Fix the Patent Laws campaign to push for reform of the country’s current patent laws that severely restrict access to affordable medicines for all people living in South Africa. Together, they call on the government to urgently finalise a National Policy on Intellectual Property that champions measures to reduce prices and increase access to a wide...

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Tuesday, 2 June 2015 - 07:57

In response to the eNCA interview referenced in the Minister of Health's speech on Sunday 24th May 2015, TAC has conducted an investigation into the matter. After detailed discussions with TAC leadership in the province, a TAC member present at the interview, and the patient interviewed our information gathered reveals the following: 

- On 18th May an interview was conducted with the provincial coordinator of the Treatment Action Campaign KZN Mzamo Zondi. 

- Following the interview a request was made by the eNCA journalist to interview a patient affected by stockouts. ...

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