National Health Insurance (NHI)

Will the 2017 budget address the health system crisis?

JOHANNESBURG, WEDNESDAY 1st MARCH: South Africa is facing an ongoing crisis in the public healthcare system. The 2015 General Household Survey indicated that seven in every ten households use public clinics and hospitals. However, when they access these facilities they are faced with dysfunction. Hospitals that leave patients on stretchers without being seen. Doctors in […]

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TAC Welcomes Publication of NHI White Paper

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) welcomes the publication of the long-awaited National Health Insurance (NHI) white paper. TAC supports the principles of social solidarity and risk-sharing that underpin NHI. We consider a progressive and an effectively structured and implemented NHI to be essential to the achievement of universal health coverage in South Africa in the […]

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What the TAC Want to See in the Health Budget

In his first term as Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi oversaw the massive scale-up of antiretroviral treatment in South Africa. This scale-up has saved many thousands of lives and has pushed up life expectancy in South Africa to over 60 years. The Minister’s policy positions have been reasonable and he has been willing to […]

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TAC Analysis of Political Party Responses to the People’s Health Manifesto

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) thanks the 10 political parties who responded to the 11 questions in our People’s Health Manifesto. These responses have been collated in a document that can be downloaded here.  We encourage voters to engage with these unfiltered responses from political parties. Below we provide the TAC’s analysis of these responses. We […]

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HIV struggle undermined by medicine stock-outs and mismanagement

HIV struggle undermined by medicine stockouts and mismanagement MECs for health must be held accountable for delivery of NSP targets and state of Provincial health systems On World AIDS Day, December 1st 2013 the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) will not be celebrating. We recognize that we have made very significant progress in the fight against […]

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Statement and Key Resolutions of the TAC National Council following its meeting on 4 & 5 March 2013

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) held its National Council (NC) on the 4th and 5th of March 2013 at Booysens, Johannesburg.  Below are some discussion points and the resolutions of the NC. Internal and organisational resolutions will be circulated separately. The Current Political Situation: Council deliberated on the outcomes and resolutions of the ANC Congress, […]

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Health System Strengthening

TAC supports COSATU Strike

        The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) supports the national strike by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) on Wednesday 7 March 2012 against e-tolling systems and exploitation by labour brokers. COSATU has also emphasised that the strike is about improving service delivery and standing against corruption. We too support these […]

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SECTION27 AND TAC welcome Green Paper on National Health Insurance

            SECTION27 and the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) welcome the release of the Green Paper on National Health Insurance (NHI) for public comment. As organisations committed to the realisation of the right of everyone to have access to health care services, as guaranteed in section 27 of the Constitution, we value […]

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TAC’s 5th National Congress: The struggle for treatment is far from over

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) held its 5th National Congress on 21 and 22 October at the Birchwood Conference Center in Johannesburg. Voting delegates from TAC branches elected TAC’s next National Executive Committee and made resolutions on TAC’s strategic focus moving forward. On the eve of the Congress, TAC held an event to celebrate the […]

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AIDS Law Project calls on Health Minister to maintain firm stand on drug prices

PRESS RELEASE 15 April 2010 The AIDS Law Project is encouraged by the health minister’s commitment to strengthen the public health system, set clear targets for HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment and the urgency in tackling the country’s health crisis. We draw particular attention to following issues raised in his speech: The price of antiretrovirals (ARVs) Human Resources […]

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Free State Health Crisis needs urgent national intervention

  By Mark Heywood, Director of the AIDS Law Project Last week the great and good of the South African private health industry and the national Health Department gathered for four days at Sun City to deliberate on the future of health care and the proposed system of National Health Insurance (NHI). They started their […]

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ALP and TAC releases Statement on NHI

National Health Insurance (NHI) is necessary for equitable healthcare and must be built on the foundation of a strong public healthcare system.  The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and AIDS Law Project (ALP) recognise that the resolution of the crisis in public health care is integral to laying the groundwork for the introduction of NHI. National […]

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