ANC, DA understand health issues - TAC

2014-04-03 19:33

The ANC and DA have a good understanding of health issues, the Treatment Action Campaign says.

Stop patent exploitation, urge activists

2014-03-13 17:13

Health activists have marched on the offices of the Department of Trade and Industry to demand the urgent implementation of patient-friendly legislation.

TAC, Section27 outraged by drug patent plot

2014-01-17 19:03

An alleged campaign planned by multinational pharmaceutical companies against proposed South African patent laws has been met with outrage.

TAC thanks icon Mandela

2013-12-06 10:20

Former president Nelson Mandela made a powerful statement against stigma affecting people with HIV and Aids, the Treatment Action Campaign says.

Stop handing out patents - TAC

2013-10-18 05:00

Several activist groups have handed over a submission to the Department of Trade and Industry that could lead to affordable medicine.

Stop handing out patents – TAC

2013-10-17 12:20

Several activist groups have handed over a submission to the Department of Trade and Industry that could lead to affordable medicine.

Eastern Cape hospital CEO faces axe - minister

2013-09-19 19:29

Plans are afoot to suspend the CEO of the Holy Cross Hospital in the Eastern Cape and its nursing manager, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.

Eastern Cape health report lied - dept

2013-09-12 20:42

The Eastern Cape health department has dismissed allegations by the Treatment Action Campaign and Section 27 that the province's health system was collapsing.

SA holds promise of cheaper medicine

2013-09-09 20:32

The country's draft intellectual property policy sets the stage for changes in the pharmaceutical sector and could lower the price of medicines, rights groups say.

Achmat: I'll leave ANC if Zuma re-elected

2012-11-28 11:31

Activist Zackie Achmat says he will surrender his ANC membership if President Jacob Zuma is given a second term as leader of the ANC in Mangaung.

KZN health rejects TAC concerns

2012-08-29 13:08

The KwaZulu-Natal health department has rejected the Treatment Action Campaign's concerns over a device used to perform male circumcisions.

Strategic Aids plan widely welcomed

2011-12-01 12:44

Cosatu and the National Union of Mineworkers have joined the TAC in welcoming the expected launch of a new strategic plan to fight HIV.

Aids funding cuts will affect millions

2011-11-28 21:40

A $1.6bn cut in funding for Aids treatment could affect millions of people as donors failed to meet commitments to the Global Fund, campaigners say.

Health: TAC not closing down

2011-11-24 21:16

Aids lobby group Treatment Action Campaign is not closing down, the health department says.

Hospital CEOs moved amid graft probe

2011-10-09 19:38

Three hospital chief executive officers in Mpumalanga have been moved to other hospitals amid allegations of corruption.

TAC protests at Mogoeng interview

2011-09-03 10:45

Aids activists have danced inside the Cape Town Convention Centre ahead of the Judicial Services Commission's interview with Chief Justice nominee Mogoeng Mogoeng.

Arms man's quack Aids 'miracle'

2011-08-14 15:45

At least 700 people have been treated in the last year alone using a controversial and unregulated radio-magnetic therapy for HIV, spawned by South Africa’s arms deal.

Reaction to NHI positive but concerns raised

2011-08-12 22:28

Reaction to the release of the government's green paper on National Health Insurance has been marked by support, in principle, tempered with concerns.

Information bill is 'anti-democratic'

2011-06-02 16:01

Transparent governance, free expression and a free press are essential components of democracy, according to the Treatment Action Campaign and the Section 27 project.

Circumcisions - low HIV rate recorded

2010-11-08 07:04

More than 99% of a group of more than 17 000 men circumcised in KwaZulu-Natal have tested negative for HIV, the provincial health department says.

No apologies for not inviting ANC

2010-11-03 18:11

The ANC's scathing reaction to last week's civil society conference, which it was not invited to, is "reminiscent of the paranoia of the Mbeki era".

Faith Drops not Aids treatment

2010-09-01 18:09

The marketers of 'Faith Drops' are not entitled to claim that the product is a treatment for Aids and a range of other diseases, the ASA has ruled.

KZN defends circumcision clamp

2010-07-09 22:20

The KwaZulu-Natal health department insists that the Tara KLamp method used to circumcise males is safe even as Aids activists and doctors call for its use to be put on hold.

New HIV cases could be decreasing: TAC

2010-07-06 22:07

The number of new HIV infections in South Africa could be on the decline, says the Treatment Action Campaign.

SA to buy cheaper Aids drugs

2010-04-13 22:35

South Africa intends to buy antiretroviral drugs at the lowest prices, even from foreign companies, despite opposition from local drug makers, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has said.


Free State hardest hit by meds shortage - TAC

2014-03-20 15:41

The Treatment Action Campaign says the Free State has been hardest hit by medicine shortages for HIV and tuberculosis.

Uganda gay law regrettable – activists

2014-02-25 10:38

Activists have denounced the signing of a law that discriminates against homosexuals in Uganda saying it “violates the right to non-discrimination and freedom of expression”.

TAC hits out at Pharmagate

2014-01-17 16:00

TAC and Section 27 have expressed outrage about an alleged campaign to halt the manufacture of cheaper medicine.

1 in 5 SA clinics short of HIV/Aids drugs

2013-11-29 06:40

One in five South African clinics are running short of life-saving HIV/Aids drugs, affecting nearly half a million people.

Stop handing out patents - TAC

2013-10-17 14:21

Several activist groups have handed over a submission to the Department of Trade and Industry that could lead to affordable medicine.

Health coalition calls for intervention

2013-10-14 22:40

The Eastern Cape Health Crisis Action Coalition is set to approach the premier to intervene in its call for drastic action to improve the province's health care system.

Denosa joins call for improved services

2013-09-12 22:15

Democratic Nursing Organisation of SA is set to join a march by the Eastern Cape Health Crisis Action Coalition to the health MEC's office in Bisho, demanding improved services.

Leaders have failed to deliver - Ramphele

2013-09-12 17:53

Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele says the incompetence displayed by the Eastern Cape health department is a glaring example of the government's betrayal.

More backing for EE's norms campaign

2013-06-21 14:34

The Treatment Action Campaign and Social Justice Coalition have supported Equal Education's campaign for minimum norms and standards for school infrastructure.

Condoms won't lead to more sex - EE, TAC

2012-10-16 07:21

Providing condoms to schools will not increase sexual activity among young people, say Equal Education and the Treatment Action Campaign.

Worries over 'dangerous' circumcisions

2012-08-23 22:33

The public protector will investigate the ongoing use of a "dangerous" device used for circumcisions, which is clamped over the foreskin of a man's penis for seven to 10 days until the foreskin falls off.

TAC supports new HIV plan

2011-12-01 09:04

Aids lobby group, the Treatment Action Campaign, has welcomed the launch of a new strategic plan to fight HIV, the organisation says.

Aids fund 'running out of money'

2011-11-28 15:08

The Global Fund to fight Aids, TB and malaria is in financial crisis as donors scale down on their commitments, HIV groups have warned.

TAC faces closure due to funding

2011-11-24 07:22

Aids lobby group The Treatment Action Campaign says it faces possible closure in January, primarily because the health department has delayed a R6.5m grant payment.

Mogoeng answers critics in JSC interview

2011-09-03 12:00

The Judicial Service's Commission has given Constitutional Court judge Mogoeng Mogoeng the opportunity to answer his critics.

Groups lodge objection to Mogoeng

2011-08-26 13:09

A number of civil rights groups reportedly plan to object to the nomination of Mogoeng Mogoeng as chief justice based on previous controversial judgments relating to violence against women.

TAC: ARVs to save state time and money

2011-08-13 11:24

Opening up government antiretroviral (ARV) treatment to more HIV patients will save the state time and money in the future, the Treatment Action Campaign says.

NGOs: Who will NHI cover?

2011-08-12 13:39

The Treatment Action Campaign and other NGOs have expressed support for the government’s National Health Insurance plan but raised concerns about funding and access for foreigners.

Africa welcomes pope's condom stance

2010-11-24 13:22

The TAC, Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation and other African organisations have welcomed the pope's suggestion that condoms are sometimes justifiable.

ANC urges members to take legal steps

2010-11-03 22:25

Legal action may be taken against the civil society leaders who questioned the moral integrity of ANC leaders and named them, the ANC has said.

Khayelitsha demands safety

2010-09-23 17:44

Rights groups and Khayelitsha residents have gathered outside the Western Cape Provincial Legislature to demand improved access to justice.

Strike causes Aids concern

2010-08-26 13:07

Aids workers have expressed concern about the affects of a national public service strike on HIV positive people needing chronic medication.

Call to withdraw circumcision clamp

2010-07-08 13:06

Aids activists and doctors have called for the use of a Malaysian circumcision device to be put on hold until safety concerns have been addressed.

March over Aids funding cuts

2010-06-17 11:50

Several organisations including the TAC and Cosatu are marching to the US consulate to protest against cuts in Aids funding.

New ARV guidelines in place

2010-04-06 14:19

Revised guidelines for antiretroviral therapy which include earlier treatment for HIV positive babies are now in force, the TAC says.

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