Eastern Cape Health Crisis

TAC World AIDS Day Message and Challenge to Donors

CAPE TOWN, 1st DECEMBER 2015: Under the leadership of Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi South Africa has dramatically scaled up the provision of antiretroviral therapy to people living with HIV. This has led to a dramatic increase in life-expectancy in South Africa. We have also dramatically reduced the rate of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. While […]

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ECHCAC Statement on the South African Human Rights Commission’s Hearing into Emergency Medical Services in the Eastern Cape

 “I am grateful to hear that the government provides these things called ambulances. I have never seen an ambulance in my area.” – testimony from Xhora Mouth resident EAST LONDON, 30 March 2015 – Two years ago, Nqileni Village in the Xhora Mouth area laid a complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) […]

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The ECHCAC Mourns the Death of Kwazi Emmanuel Mbatha

THE ECHCAC MOURNS THE DEATH OF KWAZI EMMANUEL MBATHA EASTERN CAPE HEALTH CRISIS ACTION COALITION 6 June 2014, THE ECHCAC MOURNS THE DEATH OF KWAZI EMMANUEL MBATHA The ECHCAC joins many in mourning the loss of Kwazi Emmanuel Mbatha. Kwazi passed away in the evening of Sunday 1 June 2014. Kwazi served as the spokesperson […]

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TAC Calls on ANC and DA to Appoint only Committed and Qualified Ministers and MECs

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) congratulates the African National Congress (ANC) with their victory in the national election and in eight of our nine provinces. We also congratulate the Democratic Alliance (DA) with their victory in the Western Cape. The TAC looks forward to working with the ANC, DA, and all other parties who were […]

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EASTERN CAPE HEALTH CRISIS ACTION COALITION PRESS RELEASE 19 SEPTEMBER 2013

The Minister of Health announced today results of an investigation into the state of healthcare in the Eastern Cape and aspects of a plan to address the crisis. He acknowledged that the impetus behind this response was pressure from the Eastern Cape Health Crisis Action Coalition (ECHCAC) and a report released by certain Coalition members. […]

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5 Months Later: Thousands of HIV & TB patients’ lives remain at risk as health department dithers on resolving Eastern Cape drug stock-outs

 DURBAN – Thousands of people living with HIV and TB still risk death and drug-resistance in the Eastern Cape due to ongoing interruptions to their supply of life-saving drugs. A new report released five months after a coalition consisting of the Rural Health Advocacy Project (RHAP), Doctors Without Borders (MSF), the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) […]

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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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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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