ARTICLES RELATING TO TAC

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.

Union wants answers from Free State MEC

2014-07-11 11:03

Free State health MEC Benny Malakoane must explain his department's actions against community healthcare workers, the Health and Other Services Personnel Trade Union of SA says.

Free State health workers arrested over sit-in

2014-07-10 08:37

More than 100 community health workers have been arrested in Bloemfontein for staging a peaceful sit-in at the health department, the TAC says.

Official gets ICU bed over dying woman - report

2014-07-04 11:39

A critically ill woman died after being denied an ICU bed at a Free State hospital because provincial ANC officials ordered that a high-ranking office bearer be admitted to ICU, according to a report.

 

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.

SAHRC criticises health workers’ arrest

2014-07-11 13:15

The SA Human Rights Commission has criticised the arrest of more than 100 health workers for staging a sit-in at the Free State health department.

Cosatu wants health workers freed

2014-07-10 14:29

Cosatu says more than 100 community health workers arrested in Bloemfontein must be released and charges against them dropped.

Free State health care workers sleep over

2014-07-09 22:22

Free State health care workers have staged an overnight sit-in at the province's health headquarters known as Bophelo House.

TAC wants Free State health MEC suspended

2014-07-03 12:37

The Treatment Action Campaign has called for the suspension of the Free State's health MEC and for a full disclosure of the province's health finances, due to the province's crumbling health system.

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