Conditions of health facilities

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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Whistle-blower Letter: TAC Calls on ANC to Take Responsibility for Situation in Free State

On Friday 27th February the GroundUp website published a letter from doctors in the Free State. The letter listed a number of specific and very serious allegations relating to the collapse of the Free State healthcare system. Based on our own experience in the Free State we find the allegations to be credible. The letter […]

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TAC to Embark on Civil Disobedience in the Free State

MEC Malakoane must be fired In recent months the collapse of the Free State health system has turned into a crisis with disastrous consequences for many people who depend on the province’s public health system. The MEC for Health, Benny Malakoane, and the Premier of the province, Ace Mashagule, have both failed to respond with […]

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Free State Health Moratorium – Round II

FREE STATE HEALTH MORATORIUM – ROUND II FIRE HEALTH MEC BENNY MALAKOANE! 3 JULY 2014, BLOEMFONTEIN: An effective moratorium has been placed on certain public health services in the Free State, a Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) investigation has revealed.   For over a year we have released alerts, stating our concern over a slowly collapsing […]

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Free State Health System in Collapse – Lives are Being Lost Urgent & Immediate Intervention from Minister of Health Needed

Free State Health System in Collapse – Lives are Being Lost Urgent & Immediate Intervention from Minister of Health needed JOHANNESBURG – The Free State health system is collapsing with stock outs of more than 200 essential drugs and supplies at the provincial depot, desperate health workers begging for help and stock outs of supplies […]

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Hundreds march to Khayelitsha Hospital to demand urgently improved services

KHAYELITSHA, 27th March 2014: Over 500 health activists from the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) marched to Khayelitsha Hospital to demand urgent action to address the ongoing problems in accessing quality treatment and care services. The TAC is frustrated with the ongoing high volume of complaints about poor treatment and care at Khayelitsha Hospital following numerous complaints […]

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NHLS oversight in crisis – Patients Pay the Price

The TAC and SECTION27 call on the Minister of Health to urgently bring an end to the financial woes facing the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS). The continued year-on-year delayed and non-payment by Gauteng and Kwazulu-Natal speaks to a failure of governance and oversight on the part of the National Department of Health and National […]

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VILLAGE CLINIC PATIENTS STILL RECEIVING HEALTH CARE SERVICES IN TENTS

Every month, Lusikisiki Village Clinic serves up to 8,500 people in the OR Tambo District of the Eastern Cape. At the beginning of 2013, the Eastern Cape Department of Health moved the clinic from a building in central Lusikisiki to a plot of dirt on the outskirts of town. to read the full statement click […]

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SECTION27 AND THE TREATMENT ACTION CAMPAIGN CONCERNED ABOUT THE SHORTAGES OF FOOD AT CHARLOTTE MAXEKE JOHANNESBURG ACADEMIC HOSPITAL

On 9 May 2013, SECTION27 and the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) received disturbing reports about the shortages of food for patients at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital.  The information we received indicated that the companies contracted to supply food and bread to the hospital had stopped all deliveries due to the non-payment of outstanding accounts.  […]

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Invitation: TAC and RuDASA EC Health Consultation- 16 and 18 May 2013

Have your Say! TAC and RuDASA Eastern Cape Health Consultations 16 May 2013: 9 for 10am to 1pm: Mthatha Town Hall, Leeds Rd (between Owen & York) – Hosted by the District AIDS Council 18 May 2013: 9 for 10am to 1pm: East London, Turnbull Park Club, 48 Paterson Street The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and the Rural […]

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TAC Mpumalanga Pickets against Poor Management at Tintswalo Hospital

On the 4th of March 2013 members of the Treatment Action Campaign in Mpumalanga together with the community of Acornhoek picketed at the Tintswalo Hospital in Acornhoek at the Ehlanzeni Municipality. They picketed to voice their concerns about allegations of mismanagement against the hospital’s clinical manager, Dr. Thuketana. The Rural Health Advocacy Project (RHAP) has […]

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Improving Health: TAC at work – Overcrowding at clinics deter men from early testing for TB and HIV

During a recent door to door campaign, TAC Khayelitsha found that most men are not keen to test for TB or HIV because of long waiting periods associated with overcrowding at the local clinics. TAC Khayelitsha Community Health Advocates (CHAs) together with their counterparts from Mpumalanga and Limpopo undertook a door to door campaign in […]

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MEC for Health continues to witch-hunt doctors and undermine HIV programmes

  MEC for Health in Kwazulu-Natal TAC notes with great concern reports that KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Health Peggy Nkonyeni has renewed and intensified her witch hunt against doctors employed at Manguzi Hospital in rural Umkhanyakude district. Nkonyeni, who was recently implicated in a Scorpions investigation into fraud and corruption in the KZN Health Department, has […]

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