Friday, 4 March 2016 - 10:20

The Stop Stock Outs Project (SSP), a coalition of six civil society organisations monitoring the availability of medicines in South African public health facilities, has welcomed Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s allocation of R300m for developing a national electronic medicine stock management system.
Minister Gordhan made the announcement during his budget speech in Parliament last week.

“The Stop Stock Outs Project views the announcement of an electronic stock management system as a positive sign that the South African government is committed to  taking measures to...

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Thursday, 18 February 2016 - 15:13

Below is the Treatment Action Campaign’s oral submission to the Competition Commission’s Inquiry into the Private Healthcare Sector delivered on Wednesday 17th February by TAC Deputy Chairperson, Patrick Mdletshe. For more information on the private healthcare market inquiry visit SECTION27's website.  
The TAC is a membership-based organisation that advocates for the rights and interests of people living with and affected by HIV and TB. We have over 230 branches and 8 000 members...

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Friday, 11 December 2015 - 14:26

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) welcomes the publication of the long-awaited National Health Insurance (NHI) white paper.
TAC supports the principles of social solidarity and risk-sharing that underpin NHI. We consider a progressive and an effectively structured and implemented NHI to be essential to the achievement of universal health coverage in South Africa in the medium to long term.
We will not at this stage comment on the details of the proposals in the white paper. We will first consult with our members and members of our communities about the...

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Monday, 7 December 2015 - 10:00

*This is a transcript of the speech given by General Secretary, Anele Yawa, at the closing ceremony of the 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health
Delegates, friends, comrades,
I thank you for the opportunity to address you. I am the General Secretary of the Treatment Action Campaign here in South Africa. We have more than 8,000 members and 182 branches across the country. Our members are dependent on a struggling public healthcare system. Most of our members ar the poorest of the poor. 
Here in my country more than 80,000 people died...

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Monday, 7 December 2015 - 09:25

CAPE TOWN, 5th DECEMBER 2015: Today activists disrupted the calm halls of the 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health. Activists from the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), SECTION27, the Global TB Community Advisory Board, the Global Coalition of TB Activists (GCTA) and the ITPC sat on the floors of the hallways and held their own plenary session in huge disappointment at the “business as usual” status quo of the Union.
“The Union are proud that they have ‘acted for 100 years’, but what is there to be proud of? TB remains the top killer in South Africa with over 80...

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