Fix the Patent Laws campaign

Activists Demand Roche Drops Cost of Vital Breast Cancer Medicine

THURSDAY 31st MARCH 2015, JOHANNESBURG – Today, members of the Fix the Patent Laws campaign, including Advocates for Breast Cancer,…

TAC’s Submission to the Private Healthcare Market Inquiry

Below is the Treatment Action Campaign’s oral submission to the Competition Commission’s Inquiry into the Private Healthcare Sector delivered on Wednesday…

Stalled Policy Will Cost Lives: Patient Groups Appeal to Minister Davies

Cape Town/ Johannesburg, 29th October 2015 – The Fix the Patent Laws (FTPL) Campaign, today called on the Department of Trade…

Don’t Trade Away Our Health

DON’T TRADE AWAY OUR HEALTH – PHARMA ATTEMPTS TO UNDERMINE SOUTH AFRICAN PATENT LAW REFORM & ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE MEDICINES…

Leading Health Organisations Join Fight for Affordable Medicines

Expanded coalition calls for urgent approval of National Policy on Intellectual Property JOHANNESBURG, 2nd JUNE 2015: Today, patient groups and other…

Letter to DTI on Finalisation of the National IP Policy

On Friday 20th February TAC wrote to the Department of Trade and Industry, the Department leading on the finalisation of…

TAC Welcome People Living with Cancer Joining the Fix the Patent Laws Campaign

THURSDAY 5th FEBRUARY, CAPE TOWN: Yesterday, on World Cancer Day , People Living With Cancer – a South African support…

TAC, SECTION27 and MSF Applaud India’s Rejection of Patent on New Hepatitis C Medicine

JOHANNESBURG, Tuesday 20th January: The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and SECTION27 applaud India’s decision to reject…

National Summit Demands Immediate Patent Law Reform to Bring Down Prices of Medicines

October 20th, 2014—PRETORIA: Patients, doctors and members of civil society meet today with government experts to plot a course for…

Media Invite to the IP Summit 20 October 2014

Media are invited to a National Summit on Intellectual Property (IP) and Access to Medicines organised by the “Fix the…

What the TAC Want to See in the Health Budget

In his first term as Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi oversaw the massive scale-up of antiretroviral treatment in South…

Activist Demand the Finalisation of South Africa’s Intellectual Property Policy by end July 2014

CAPE TOWN, 17th June: Today activists from the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) demonstrated outside Parliament to demand the urgent finalisation…

Over 70 Organisations Demand Minister Davies Finalise the IP Policy

Over 70 organisations globally have called on the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to urgently finalise South Africa’s National…

TAC Analysis of Political Party Responses to the People’s Health Manifesto

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) thanks the 10 political parties who responded to the 11 questions in our People’s Health…

ANC and DA Commit to Patent Law Reform

South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), and the main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), have both…