Health System Strengthening

Treatment Action Campaign dismayed by attacks on health care workers in Limpopo

MEDIA ALERT 22 November 2018 The Treatment Action Campaign in Limpopo, is shocked by the violence and crime that is currently becoming a trend targeted towards public health care facilities in Limpopo, this is totally unacceptable and we condemn such criminal activities as well as all forms of violence. Such lack of respect for human […]

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TAC Gauteng demand meeting with MEC

21 August 2018 For immediate release by TAC Gauteng The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) Gauteng has been requesting a meeting with MEC of Health Gwen Ramokgopa to address the health crisis facing the province since November 2017. Since this date, and despite numerous requests, the MEC has failed meet with us. Yesterday after waiting for over […]

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Activists demand removal of Mahlangu & Hlongwa

Johannesburg, 7 August 2018 – Today hundreds of activists from the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and Corruption Watch marched to the Gauteng Provincial Legislature to demand that Qedani Mahlangu and Brian Hlongwa be removed from their positions in the ANC, and in the case of Hlongwa, as a MPL and ANC Chief whip in the […]

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TAC Western Cape protest major bed shortage at Khayelitsha District Hospital

Khayelitsha, 18th July 2018 – Today members of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in Western Cape are holding a picket at Khayelitsha District Hospital to highlight the ongoing crisis facing the facility and demand urgent intervention by the provincial health department. Recent monitoring by TAC branches at the hospital and numerous further complaints over the […]

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Western Cape: state of health

– Western Cape state of health report published The Western Cape health system is failing the people who rely on it. People dread to attend overcrowded and under-resourced clinics. They wait for hours or days to be seen by a nurse or doctor. Sometimes without any privacy from others waiting. People without appointments are turned […]

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Mpumalanga: state of health

– Mpumalanga state of health report published Mpumalanga’s ailing healthcare system is plagued with serious issues. You wait hours to see a doctor, even in emergencies. Overstretched nurses take out their frustrations on the patients waiting for services. Facilities have not been properly maintained, and face shortages of supplies or medicines even for basic procedures. […]

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Limpopo: state of health

– Limpopo state of health report published  The Limpopo health system is plagued with severe staff shortages and a huge loss of experienced senior staff who have been seduced by better pay and working conditions in private hospitals. There are regular reports of theft of medicines, equipment that is aged, missing or broken, and ambulances […]

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KZN: state of health

– KwaZulu-Natal state of health report published  Each day in KwaZulu-Natal we hear reports of health system failures. Shortages of doctors, nurses and specialists that mean people wait hours, days or months for critical services. Broken equipment that mean cancer diagnostics and treatment are unavailable. Countless incidents of medical negligence. Pregnant women recount the fear […]

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Gauteng: state of health

– Gauteng state of health report published  Gauteng is the economic heart of South Africa. While South Africa’s smallest province, it has a population of over 13 million people (roughly a quarter of the population of South Africa). With lots of money around and most of the population relatively close to urban hubs, delivering quality […]

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Free State: state of health

– Free State state of health report published The Free State public healthcare system has been in a state of dysfunction for many years. We hear endless stories of ambulances that do not arrive leaving family members cradling their dying loved ones without medical assistance. Too many reports of stockouts, not just as empty clinic […]

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Eastern Cape: state of health

– Eastern Cape state of health report published For years the healthcare system of the Eastern Cape province has been teetering on the edge of complete collapse. Horror stories abound of dysfunctional hospitals, run down clinics, over stretched nurses, medicine shortages and stockouts, and ambulances that never arrive. The healthcare system is not functioning in […]

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TAC calls for urgent intervention at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital

JOHANNESBURG, 31 May 2018 – The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) Gauteng is deeply concerned with the unfolding strike action at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg today. This strike and the shutdown of services at the hospital is threatening the lives and well-being of patients admitted to and trying to access services at the hospital. While we […]

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TAC & Sonke Gender Justice welcome historic settlement for mineworkers

Johannesburg, 4 May 2018 – The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and Sonke Gender Justice welcome the historic settlement announced today in the case of 7 mining companies vs the former mineworkers who contracted silicosis and/or tuberculosis (TB) in South Africa’s gold mines. We particularly welcome the fact that the settlement included people with TB, and […]

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Services resume at Themba Hospital

Nelspruit, 19 April 2018 – Yesterday 50 members of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in Mpumalanga held a sit at the office of the provincial MEC of Health and Head of Department. The sit in took place as a last resort following the three week strike at Themba Hospital that had intensified into a complete […]

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TAC calls for urgent government intervention at Themba Hospital

Nelspruit, 17 April 2018 – The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in Mpumalanga is deeply concerned with the ongoing strike action at Themba Hospital in Ehlanzeni. The strike and subsequent shut down of health services is threatening the lives and well-being of patients admitted to and trying to access services at the hospital. While we are […]

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