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#CoughUpTheTBMoney – Civil society calls for tripling of money for TB research

BARCELONA, 29th OCTOBER 2014: Today at the opening plenary of the 45th Conference on Lung Health in Barcelona, activists from across the globe called on governments to dramatically increase spending on research and development (R&D) for new treatments for tuberculosis (TB). Treatment options for people with multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) are particularly challenging. Spending must be […]

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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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A Prison Sentence Should Not be a Death Sentence

Memorandum delivered by the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and SECTION27 to a representative of the Department of Justice and Correctional Services (DJCS) at the SA TB Conference on Thursday 12 June 2014. Department of Justice and Correctional Services must urgently recognise and confront the deadly TB epidemic in its prisons. TB is the number one […]

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Vote Yes to Stop TB and DR-TB

Activist statement to the 4th SA TB Conference Call for TB and DR-TB in SA to be declared a Public Health Emergency in South Africa Dear TB Conference 2014 Delegates We know that TB is a preventable and treatable bacteria that can be beaten. We know that TB control has been prioritised in the National […]

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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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High-level Roundtable on TB management in South Africa’s correctional centres held at Wits

Members of the criminal justice, social justice and health sectors discussed strategies to prevent and treat tuberculosis (TB) – the leading cause of death in South Africa’s correctional centres – at the University of the Witwatersrand on Tuesday, 28 May 2013. The roundtable focused on strengthening the Guidelines for the Management of Tuberculosis, Human Immunodeficiency […]

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World TB Day: TAC delivers memorandum on TB in prisons to Minister of Health and Minister of Correctional Services

MEMORANDUM: Realise the right to health in prisons: we need an effective and comprehensive HIV and TB prevention, diagnosis, treatment, care and support programme in prisons now! Today, 24 March, we commemorate World TB day and South Africa focuses its attention on the scourge of TB in prisons. TB is the leading cause of natural […]

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Landmark judgment handed down by the Constitutional Court on the management of tuberculosis in prisons

Today, the Constitutional Court overturned a ruling of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in the matter of Dudley Lee vs. the Minister of Correctional Services. This is a landmark case that highlights the State’s responsibility for ensuring that the constitutional rights of detainees are maintained and safeguarded. The Court described the judgment as “of […]

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Tackling TB: Expand access to and improve affordability of diagnostics and treatment

Statement by the Treatment Action Campaign, SECTION27, Médecins Sans Frontières and Oxfam On 12 June 2012, The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), SECTION27, Médecins Sans Frontières and Oxfam hosted a meeting prior to the launch of the 3rd SA TB Conference. The meeting brought together TB clinicians, counsellors, patients, activists and academics. Speakers and participants drew […]

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AGENDA FOR TAC, MSF, SECTION27 AND OXFAM MEETING ON TB

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), SECTION27 and Oxfam will host a meeting on the morning of the launch of the 3rd SA TB Conference in Durban. The meeting will bring together community members, patients, activists, health care workers and government. The aim of the meeting is to examine challenges in reducing […]

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Mobilise Against TB

Statement by the Treatment Action Campaign, the HIV Clinicians Society of Southern Africa, Médecins Sans Frontières, SECTION27 (incorporating the AIDS Law Project), HIV i-Base, Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (WRHI), Jhpiego and the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) Summary On 10 August 2011, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), […]

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Addressing the TB crisis in South Africa

On 10 August, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the HIV Clinicians Society of Southern Africa and SECTION27 (formerly the AIDS Law Project) will bring togetherscientists, clinicians, nurses, activists, policy makers and government to discuss the crisis of tuberculosis (TB) faced in South Africa. On 10 August, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), […]

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