KZN healthcare system in crisis

DURBAN, 15th MAY 2017: KwaZulu-Natal’s healthcare services are in a state of emergency with shocking details shared by health workers in the province. Reports reflect a collapsing health system which is in many cases no longer delivering adequate healthcare to the most vulnerable.   Hospitals are experiencing shortages of lifesaving medicines and equipment, and suffering […]

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“Vosloorus extension 28 clinic is failing us”

VOSLOORUS, WEDNESDAY 26th OCTOBER: Today 100 members of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in Vosloorus are marching to Extension 28 Clinic. This is following countless complaints to the branch that the clinic is failing members of the community who rely on it. TAC Vosloorus has engaged extensively with the local community through surveys, community dialogues […]

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New hope for Free State as health MEC Benny Malakoane is replaced

–        TAC commits to engaging constructively with new MEC to end Free State health crisis BLOEMFONTEIN, TUESDAY 4th OCTOBER: The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) welcomes the news that Benny Malakoane is no longer the MEC for Health in the Free State. Under Malakoane’s watch the public healthcare system in the province has limped from crisis […]

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Stop Stockouts Project Welcomes R300M Budget Allocation For Electronic Medicine Monitoring System

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 […]

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Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in Limpopo salute MEC of Health Ramathuba

POLOKWANE, 23rd SEPTEMBER: The Treatment Action Campaign Limpopo commend MEC of Health, Dr Phophi Ramathuba, for the rapid implementation of key resolutions taken in a meeting between TAC Limpopo and the MEC of Health on 19th July 2015. Numerous challenges in the provincial public healthcare system were outlined at this meeting by TAC Limpopo. We […]

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New Report Confirms Medicines Stockout Crisis

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) welcomes the release of the second report of the Stop Stockouts Project (SSP) today at the South African AIDS conference in Durban. TAC is a member of the SSP consortium that also includes the Rural Doctors Association of South Africa, the South African HIV Clinicians Society, Rural Health Advocacy Project, […]

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Political Obstacles to Improving Access to Healthcare in South Africa

Anele Yawa, TAC General Secretary – Speech at SA AIDS 2015 Plenary Ladies and gentlemen, friends, comrades, thank you for the opportunity to address you this morning. I am Anele Yawa. I am the General Secretary of the Treatment Action Campaign. We are a civil society organization with 182 branches and over 8,000 members across […]

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TAC Chairperson’s Speech at the Opening of SA AIDS 2015

Nkhensani Mavasa, TAC Chairperson, opening session speech, SA AIDS Conference 2015 9 June 2015 Honorable Deputy President, conference delegates, people living with HIV, healthcare workers, friends and comrades. My name is Nkhensani Mavasa. I am from a village called Thomo in Giyani, Limpopo Province. I am a mother of 3. I am from a province […]

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TAC Response to Minister of Health Speech

In response to the eNCA interview referenced in the Minister of Health’s speech on Sunday 24th May 2015, TAC has conducted an investigation into the matter. After detailed discussions with TAC leadership in the province, a TAC member present at the interview, and the patient interviewed our information gathered reveals the following:  – On 18th May an […]

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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 Manifesto. These responses have been collated in a document that can be downloaded here.  We encourage voters to engage with these unfiltered responses from political parties. Below we provide the TAC’s analysis of these responses. We […]

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TAC demands accountability from politicians

Launch of People’s Health Manifesto: TAC demands accountability from politicians TAC to march on office of Premier Ace Mashagule BLOEMFONTEIN, 20th MARCH 2014: The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and partner organisations marched on the office of Free State Premier Ace Mashagule to demand he takes concrete steps to bring an end to the severe problems […]

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TAC calls on SANAC to condemn and investigate intimidation of its leaders in the Free State and will write to the ANC to complain about deaths threats to several provincial leaders

18 December 2013 In recent months the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) has campaigned to draw attention to serious problems in the public health system that are having a negative impact on the quality of HIV prevention and treatment programmes. During our National Day of Action on September 12th this year we delivered memoranda to provincial […]

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TAC and SECTION27 joint statement re: the World AIDS Day protest march and plans to fix health services in Gert Sibande

World AIDS Day is a very important day internationally. The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and SECTION27 respect the dignity of the day and the decision of SANAC and the National Department of Health to use it to promote voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) and relaunch HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT). But the day also requires […]

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Nothing to celebrate on World AIDS Day in Mpumalanga

PIET RETIEF – Over one thousand Treatment Action Campaign members marched to the official World AIDS Day event in Piet Retief today to draw attention to the real challenges faced by people living with HIV/AIDS (PWAs) in the province, specifically critical drug stock-outs and a collapsing public health system. At short notice this morning TAC […]

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HIV struggle undermined by medicine stock-outs and mismanagement

HIV struggle undermined by medicine stockouts and mismanagement MECs for health must be held accountable for delivery of NSP targets and state of Provincial health systems On World AIDS Day, December 1st 2013 the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) will not be celebrating. We recognize that we have made very significant progress in the fight against […]

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