The Eastern Cape health department has been presiding over a health crisis for many years. The TAC has been engaged in advocacy work in the
India and South Africa proposal for WTO waiver from intellectual property protections for COVID-19-related medical technologies – Briefing Document by MSF
In a landmark move, India and South Africa on 2 October asked the World Trade Organization (WTO) to allow all countries to choose to neither
Media alert – Ritshidze public hearing into state of HIV, TB and other health services in Gauteng, Tuesday 1st December
Tuesday 1st December, 10am onwards Johannesburg, 30 November 2020 – On World AIDS Day, the Ritshidze project will be hosting a public hearing into the
Fix the Patent Laws Coalition supports South Africa and India’s proposal to facilitate access to COVID-19 vaccines
15 October 2020, Johannesburg – The Fix the Patent Laws Coalition (FTPL), a group of over 40 organisations working to reform South Africa’s patent laws,
HIV activists today released the results of a rapid survey assessing the length of supply of antiretrovirals (ARVs) people living with HIV are being given. The results highlight that during lockdown in South Africa, more than a quarter of people surveyed (28%) received one month or less supply — having to return to the clinic each month for refills. This means that many people living with HIV will have to return to health facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic just to collect a medicine refill, risking exposure to people with COVID-19, and unnecessarily congesting the health system.