Treatment Action Campaign receives R14m lifeline

2015-11-23 13:54

This will save the organisation from closing its doors and making it more sustainable in the future.

Free State healthcare system has failed the poor - report

2015-11-10 21:13

The healthcare system in the Free State has failed those who rely on it, according to a report released by the Treatment Action Campaign.

Battle lines drawn as mineworker lawsuit begins

2015-10-12 19:14

In what has been dubbed a David versus Goliath class action lawsuit, mineworkers who contracted a terminal illness while working underground, have begun their court battle against 32 mining giants.

Dangerous lies: 'Healer cures KZN man of HIV'

2015-09-16 12:41

The North West Provincial Aids Council has vowed to take action against a traditional healer claiming that he can cure HIV, diabetes and hypertension.

Condom lubricant for joint pain? Who knew!

2015-09-03 14:10

Elderly Limpopo residents continue to claim that water-based condom lubricant has become a cure-all for sore joints despite a lack of scientific evidence.

Court to hear application by NGOs to intervene in potential gold mine class action

2015-08-24 05:32

The High Court in Johannesburg will hear an application by TAC and Sonke Gender Justice for them to intervene as friends of the court in a possible class action suit against gold mines.

Free State health has reached 'crisis point'

2015-07-07 20:53

A dismal picture of the Free State’s public health system has emerged where a public commission of inquiry is being held, with some saying public health had reached “crisis point”.

MPs shun public TB testing

2015-03-25 05:00

Members of Parliament have ignored a call on World TB Day to get tested for TB, which is one of the leading causes of deaths in South Africa.

TAC not facing imminent closure

2014-09-30 22:46

The Treatment Action Campaign is not facing imminent closure, but will have to make "tough decisions" if it does not get more funding.

Could legalising sex work stop HIV spread?

2014-07-23 09:49

A study claims that scrapping laws banning sex work would almost halve the number of new HIV infections in next decade. Would that work in SA? News24 investigates.


Free State Dept of Health fires back at TAC commission

2015-11-11 15:16

The Free State Department of Health says the TAC commission, which found that it has failed to act against shortage of drugs and doctors, is devoid of the truth.

Medicine shortage: Patients are still suffering, some in silence

2015-10-26 10:59

Mental health among those living with HIV remains neglected in South Africa with some patients suffering in silence when clinics run out of medication.

SA hospitals are running out of TB drugs

2015-10-06 12:01

South Africa is running out of an essential medicine for treating very sick patients with tuberculosis (TB) and drug-resistant bacterial infections. Many hospitals are already out of stock.

MDR-TB treatment comes closer, but not close enough

2015-09-04 15:24

With odds already stacked against them, Eastern Cape patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis face a long and costly journey for treatment.

Horrifying treatment in SA's maternity wards

2015-08-27 21:30

The Treatment Action Campaign wants the government to urgently probe the state of maternity and obstetrics care in the public sector following shocking and sad tales of death and disability.

NGOs apply to intervene in possible gold mine class action suit

2015-08-20 22:31

The High Court in Johannesburg is to hear an application by the Treatment Action Campaign and Sonke Gender Justice for them to intervene as amicus curiae (friends of the court) in a possible class action suit against South African gold mines.

Medical aid benefits case to be heard

2015-06-18 09:52

The Western Cape High Court is to hear an application relating to regulations that force medical aids to pay in full for certain conditions.

HIV/Aids treatment stalling - TAC

2014-12-01 21:27

Treatment Action Campaign members have marked the 10th anniversary of their court victory that brought the government to provide drugs to Aids patients, in Johannesburg.

Group protest in support of SANDF HIV case

2014-07-29 21:13

About 100 people protested outside the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria to support a case involving SANDF members allegedly unfairly discriminated against.

Free State health workers released

2014-07-11 18:24

More than 100 health workers arrested for staging a sit-in at the Free State health department have appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court.

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