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HIV activists call for longer HIV treatment refills

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.

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Treatment Action Campaign Womxn’s Day Statement

9 August 2020, Johannesburg – The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) Womxn’s Sector joins everyone in South Africa in celebrating Women’s Day 2020. We also take this opportunity to pay respect to the tireless work that our womxn predecessors made before us, epitomized by the womxn of 1956. The work that they did to break down […]

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Covid-19

Over the past few months, the world has been plagued by the COVID-19 pandemic. Millions of cases have been confirmed, with hundreds of thousands having perished as a result. The TAC has been carefully monitoring the situation, like many other organisations and individuals. We have written press statements as an organisation, as part of the […]

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TAC Statement: TAC update on sexual harassment case within the organisation

On Friday 19 July 2019, Health-e published an article titled “TAC Protected the Man who Sexually Harassed Me”. A version of the article was also republished in the Daily Maverick.

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INVITATION: Media briefing and public meeting by the Treatment Action Campaign

On Friday 19 July 2019, Health-e published an article titled “TAC Protected the Man who Sexually Harassed Me” (A version of the article was also republished in the Daily Maverick). At the time of publication there was immense pressure on the TAC to make a public statement even though a number of consultations were taking place.

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TAC statement: Response on sexual harassment in the organisation

TAC takes sexual harassment and allegations of sexual harassment extremely seriously. The organisation has a long tradition of campaigning and speaking out against gender-based violence and sexual violence in particular, both internally and externally.

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TAC welcomes the 2019 Health Budget vote

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) welcomes the budget vote tabled by Minister Zweli Mkhize in Parliament today, outlining his department’s priorities. In it, the Minister tables a budget for R51,46 Billion, which we believe is sadly not enough to address all the healthcare challenges at the moment.

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TAC Statement on the announcement of new cabinet

The Treatment Action Campaign welcomes President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement of the cabinet yesterday (29 May 2019). The President instated Dr Zweli Mkhize to the health portfolio in place of Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, who served in the portfolio for ten years.

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Messages of support for TAC’s 20th anniversary

In addition to the message received from the President Cyril Ramaphosa, TAC received the a number of encouraging and heartfelt written and video messages from various stakeholders, allies and friends. Here are some of the messages:    The Nelson Mandela Foundation Nelson Mandela travelled a long road with HIV/AIDS. From the day in the late […]

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TAC’s 20 Year Pledge

No rest before dignity! We Demand All of Our Constitutional Rights! We will step up activism to end AIDS in our lifetimes. This week, as we celebrate the first 20 years of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), the reality around us compels us not to dwell on the past, but to plan for the future. […]

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Message of support from President Cyril Ramaphosa on TAC’s 20th anniversary

To the leadership and members of the Treatment Action Campaign It is a special honour for me to have this opportunity to congratulate the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) on 20 years of existence. The TAC as part and parcel of the social movement has made a lasting contribution to our society and the development of […]

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Media invitation: Treatment Action Campaign commemorates 20 years of organising

7 December 2018, Johannesburg – On December 10 2018, South Africa’s foremost social movement, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) turns twenty. It is not a coincidence that December 10th is also International Human Rights Day as well as the day South Africa’s pioneering and pro-poor Constitution was signed by former President Nelson Mandela. TAC waged […]

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Treatment Action Campaign dismayed by attacks on health care workers in Limpopo

MEDIA ALERT 22 November 2018 The Treatment Action Campaign in Limpopo, is shocked by the violence and crime that is currently becoming a trend targeted towards public health care facilities in Limpopo, this is totally unacceptable and we condemn such criminal activities as well as all forms of violence. Such lack of respect for human […]

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TAC Gauteng demand meeting with MEC

21 August 2018 For immediate release by TAC Gauteng The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) Gauteng has been requesting a meeting with MEC of Health Gwen Ramokgopa to address the health crisis facing the province since November 2017. Since this date, and despite numerous requests, the MEC has failed meet with us. Yesterday after waiting for over […]

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Support South Africa at UN – we need better & affordable TB medicines!

Johannesburg, 18 August 2018 – Negotiations are currently underway in New York for a United Nations (UN) political declaration on tuberculosis. In order to have a meaningful impact on the TB epidemic, members states must make concrete commitments to address the global TB crisis – a crisis that kills more than 1.5 million people globally […]

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