International campaigns

Stephen Lewis Challenges Donors to Match $1m Pledge to TAC

The Stephen Lewis Foundation today challenged donors to match its pledge of a one million dollar donation to the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC). The pledge was announced by the Canadian politician, diplomat, broadcaster and leading activist in the global response to AIDS, Stephen Lewis. This was announced at a press conference in Toronto, Canada on […]

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Treatment Action Campaign and Sonke Gender Justice Admitted to Historic Class Action

JOHANNESBURG, 28th AUGUST 2015: The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and Sonke Gender Justice welcome the ruling of the South Gauteng High Court to admit the TAC and Sonke as amici curiae (friends of the court) in a landmark case in which hundreds of thousands of mineworkers who contracted silicosis and/or tuberculosis in South Africa’s gold […]

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Letter to the Melbourne International AIDS Conference : Does Anybody Remember AIDS?

This article was originally published in The Sunday Times – by Mark Heywood This week thousands of activists, scientists and government officials will troop to Melbourne, Australia, to participate in the 20th International AIDS Conference. Melbourne, of all places! Melbourne, where AIDS is largely an academic issue, because most people who live with HIV are […]

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TAC Statement on the Appointment of Cabinet

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) welcomes the reappointment of Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi as Minister of Health. His reappointment signals a seriousness from the ruling party in effectively dealing with the problems in our healthcare system and improving the lives of all in South Africa. Over the past five years Dr. Motsoaledi has shown strong leadership […]

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Access to quality and affordable medicines

Bail out global health – Message from Nonkosi Khumalo, TAC Chairperson

Today is World AIDS Day and this year we are marking 30 years since the discovery of AIDS. We can claim great successes in the response over the last decade. We have seen a shift from where people were dying with no access to treatment to about 7 million on treatment globally. But last week […]

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Building local, national, & international activism

Don’t Let Your Governments Trade Away Our Lives

An Open Letter to the Citizens of Europe  from Nonkosi Khumalo, Chairperson of the Treatment Action Campaign, South Africa “We are writing to you as people living with HIV/AIDS, who rely on access to affordable medicines to stay alive. We are writing you because your governments are pushing to limit our access to medicines through […]

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Bail out global health – Message from Nonkosi Khumalo, TAC Chairperson

Today is World AIDS Day and this year we are marking 30 years since the discovery of AIDS. We can claim great successes in the response over the last decade. We have seen a shift from where people were dying with no access to treatment to about 7 million on treatment globally. But last week […]

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Zero New Infections, Zero Discrimination, Zero AIDS Related Deaths – TAC and Partners write Letter to EU Embassies

  In negotiations for the final declaration of the UN High Level meeting on the Zero Draft, the European Union is blocking language which promotes a global treatment target; access to generic medicines; and financial commitments which could fuel the HIV response. Gravely concerned about this, the Treatment Action Campaign, MSF, SECTION27 incorporating the AIDS […]

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Building local, national, & international activism

The G20 to discuss a bold new plan for financing development

Today South Africa will have the opportunity to demonstrate leadership for the developing world as the G20 Finance Ministers gather in Washington D.C. to discuss a bold new plan for financing development, health and climate change. The financing mechanism under discussion is a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) that could potentially raise hundreds of billions of […]

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TAC honoured for its contribution in fighting HIV in South Africa

  Today, 14 March 2011, The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and its General Secretary, Vuyiseka Dubula, will be honoured by Shared Interest at a gala event in New York. The prestigious 17th Shared Interest Award giving ceremony honours TAC for its pioneering work in HIV treatment in South Africa. Vuyiseka is honoured for her leadership […]

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Stop AIDS Campaign and TAC applaud UK Government’s backing for Global Fund

AIDS campaigners have welcomed the British Government’s backing for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria which has saved more than six and a half million lives since its creation in 2002. The announcement came as part of the Government’s Multilateral Aid Review (MAR), delivered in the House of Commons yesterday by Secretary […]

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Call for the immediate release of AIDS and human rights activist, Tian Xi, and other Chinese human rights defenders

  1 December 2010 Today, SECTION27, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), the Gay and Lesbian Equality Project and COSATU hosted a joint rally outside the Chinese Embassy in Pretoria to demand the immediate release of Tian Xi and other human rights defenders wrongly imprisoned in China. Tian Xi, an AIDS and human rights activist who has been […]

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WORLD AIDS Day Protest Planned to demand immediate release of Chinese AIDS & Human Rights Activist, Tian Xi and others

    22 November 2010 In a show of solidarity and to commemorate World AIDS Day, the Treatment Action Campaign, SECTION27, COSATU and others will be staging a protest on 1 December 2010 at the Chinese Embassy in Pretoria to demand the immediate release of Chinese AIDS activist, Tian Xi and other Human Rights activists […]

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Why it is important for Africa and China that Human Rights Activist Liu Xiabo won the Nobel Peace Prize

Liu Xiabo is Chinese human rights campaigner, a poet and a literary critic. He is one of the authors of Charter 08, a petition calling for freedom, equality, democracy and constitutional rule in China, including a new constitution, an independent judiciary, the election of public officials and a guarantee of human rights. He is currently […]

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Rich donors have failed the Global Fund: Lives will unnecessarily be lost

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 (New York City, USA)— The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) today said the funding shortfall from donors to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria at this week´s Replenishment meeting taking place in New York means lives will be lost in countries like South Africa and has pledged to scale […]

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