Radical Reform of the R&D System

Will the 2017 budget address the health system crisis?

JOHANNESBURG, WEDNESDAY 1st MARCH: South Africa is facing an ongoing crisis in the public healthcare system. The 2015 General Household…

SA and other BRICS must triple TB research funding

LIVERPOOL, THURSDAY 27th OCTOBER: In 2015 tuberculosis (TB) killed 1.8 million people on the planet. This is more than any…

Activists tell WHO delegates: “We can’t afford to wait. Our people are dying”

GENEVA, WEDNESDAY 25th MAY 2016: Today activists from Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM),  the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), Knowledge…

SA Government takes Promising Stand on Patents

But public remains in the dark regarding stalled policy process The Fix the Patent Laws (FTPL) coalition welcomes recent public…

Is the End to AIDS Just a PR Exercise?

Speech delivered by TAC General Secretary Anele Yawa at the opening of the HIV Clinicians conference on Wednesday 13th April…

Global Action Against Pharma Greed

We are not fooled: Global health activists confront pharmaceutical industry over excessive medicine prices On 1st April 2016, activists across…

Declaration on Access to Medicines Handed to UN Chair of High-Level Panel

On Wednesday evening Justice Edwin Cameron described the fact that some people cannot access the medicines they need as deserving of moral…

TAC to participate in and picket outside United Nations hearings in Johannesburg

On Thursday the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) together with partners Cape Mental Health, Advocates for Breast Cancer, People Living with…

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…

Speech by TAC’s Anele Yawa at Closing of Lung Conference

*This is a transcript of the speech given by General Secretary, Anele Yawa, at the closing ceremony of the 46th…

Sanofi faces criticism at Lung Conference

CAPE TOWN, 4th DECEMBER 2015: Today, activists at the 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health demanded that pharmaceutical company…

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…

#CoughUpTheTBMoney – Civil society calls for tripling of money for TB research

BARCELONA, 29th OCTOBER 2014: Today at the opening plenary of the 45th Conference on Lung Health in Barcelona, activists from…

Better DR-TB medicines desperately needed

24 March 2014 – World TB Day Currently available medicines for drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) require 18 to 24 months of…

Unconscionable delay of TB drug trial

– Janssen must run a Phase III trial of bedaquiline urgently – More investment in TB drugs and diagnostics urgently…