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TAC Mopani District Newsletter

Here is a link to the Newsletter of TAC Mopani District This is Mopani District’s first newsletter, it intends to cover some of the work TAC Mopani has conducted since March 2009. The highlights includes: Resources for Health March in  Giyani and how TAC Mopani has mobilised, The successes of the Prevention Treatment Literacy Program […]

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Mopani PTL Video

This is a video of TAC Mopani’s Prevention Treatment Literacy Co-ordinator explaining how they run treatment literacy trainings in Mopani. The video is in Xitsonga by Lester Baloyi (Program Co-ordinator) Click Here to watch

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Attacks on Abahlali baseMjondolo Movement

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and the AIDS Law Project (ALP) are concerned by reports of violence and intimidation against members of the Abahlali baseMjondolo Movement (ABM) in the Kennedy Road informal settlement in Durban. ABM is a community based organisation that works to improve conditions for shack dwellers. According to a statement released by […]

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TAC loses one of its long standing members from Atlantis, Cape Town: Uncle John Vollenhoven

Uncle John, a 59 year old TAC member who had been openly living with HIV, will be missed. He joined TAC in 2000 and was one of the founders of TAC Atlantis branch on the West Coast of Cape Town. He was very active in the community through gardening projects for support groups. He was […]

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Edendales poor planning cost peoples lives

A young man from KwaShange was turned blind by the HIV Virus. He was born 35 years ago and has been living with HIV. Sbususo Duma is living in KwaShange with his unemployed mother. He had been sick for the past year with TB and during that time he discovered he was HIV positive. He […]

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True African Development Requires Good African Health

The flatlining of PEPFAR and the decision by the Obama presidency to give no funds to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria will have a detrimental impact on access to essential medicines in Africa. Until the “ethic of responsibility” of which the US speaks is reflected in global and national funding commitments, […]

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Dislosure

 I made a pledge this time around that my husband had to be in light about my status. Dr David Molapo made it easier after listening to his talk on sunday at church… his words were “Diketane tse u tlammeng matsoho dilemo lemo; tsatsing lena you’ll break free and I declare peace in your life […]

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Cosmetic Dental Work in Costa Rica

Need your teeth fixed? Looking for high-quality yet affordable dental care? Then check out Costa Rica for your cosmetic dental needs and enjoy the benefits of getting your teeth capped, whitened or fixed while enjoying one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. Since Pre-Columbian times, natives of Costa Rica have known their land […]

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Mopani Door-to-Door for Mobilisation

 On the 17 July 2009 we are going to march to the District Department of Health Offices. We intend to start our march from the open space opposite Giyani Magistrate Court thenwe will use the main road to the Mopani District Department of Health where we are going to hand over the memorandum of demands. […]

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Global economic crisis threatens HIV prevention and treatment gains in poor countries

Geneva, July 6, 2009—In 22 countries in Africa, the Caribbean, Europe and Central Asia, and Asia and Pacific, disruption of HIV prevention and treatment programs is expected over the course of this year as a result of the global economic crisis, according to a new report from UNAIDS and the World Bank, released today. According […]

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Why we need more resources for health

Join our march on 19 July 2009. Time: 4 pm. Venue: Starts at Kaizergracht, ends at the Convention Centre. Theme: Meet the NSP targets for HIV/TB treatment and prevention! Universal access now! We are marching to highlight the challenges of meeting the NSP targets and improving the HAART and PMTCT programmes, challenges that can only […]

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Thembokhwezi Branch Workshop

On the 13th of June 2009 the Thembokhwezi Branch held a workshop which gave an overview of TAC and education on TB. The attendance was impressive and the workshop a success. This is what participants had to say. On the 13th of June 2009 the Thembokhwezi Branch held a workshop which gave an overview of […]

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Loss to the country, Saddened by the death of Dr Steve Andrews

Dr. Steve Andrews was a friend and doctor to many of TAC’s members and he will be greatly missed. Dr. Steve Andrews was a doctor committed to treatment for HIV and to providing excellent patient care. He was engaged in a number of HIV/AIDS organizations in South Africa and an ally in TAC’s campaign to […]

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LUSIKISIKI GIRL ABDUCTED IN KWA NCELE

The custom of ukuthwalwa is being abused in some remote areas of Lusikisiki. Once a custom of arranged marriages, ukuthwalwa has become a violent practise where young girls are being forced to marry older, widowed men may be HIV positive or have other sexually transmitted infections.  The custom of ukuthwalwa is being abused in some […]

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Invitation to Attend the Thembi’s Memorial Service

Date:    Friday, 12th June, 2008 Time:   14:30pm until 17:00 pm Where: Zanokhanyo Training Centre, No 1 Corner of Fumane and Qamela Street, Harare Khayelitsha Details:  We would like to extend to you and your organisation to a Personal Invitation to attend Thembi’s Day Memorial Service to be held at the Zukhanyo Training Centre. If you […]

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