Treatment Action Campaign

No time to lose: G20 leadership in TB research needed to end TB

Treatment Action Group, Health GAP, AIDS-Free World, and Treatment Action Campaign urge G20 leaders to fund research to end TB.

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Speech by TAC's Anele Yawa at closing of Lung Conference

* This is a transcript of the speech given by the General Secretary of the Treatment Action Campaign, Anele Yawa, at the closing ceremony of the 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health.

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South Africa: Minister of Health and TAC call on MPs to get tested for TB

On World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, on the 24th March, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and partner organisations asked Members of Parliament to get tested for TB during the “We die of TB” march. A mobile screening unit was provided outside Parliament by the Desmond Tutu TB Centre. Whilst our memorandum was received by a representative of parliament, no Members of Parliament came out to get tested for TB.

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South Africa: 5,000 people and Johnny Clegg call for action on TB -- “We die of TB!”

On World TB Day, 5,000 members of the Treatment Action Campaign, partner organisations, health professionals and responsible citizens marched to Parliament in Cape Town demanding that MPs get tested for TB, and that Parliament holds government departments to account on TB.

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TAC guide: HIV in our lives

In the latest updated version of its well known HIV treatment literacy guide, the Treatment Action Campaign explains the science behind HIV.

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South Africa: National Summit demands immediate patent law reform to bring down prices of medicines

Patients, doctors and members of civil society meet with government experts to plot a course for quickly reforming South Africa’s patent laws, so that people can access the life-saving medicines they need at affordable prices.

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DR-TB focus in new NSP Review

The latest issue of the TAC/SECTION27 NSP Review has a focus on DR-TB.

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South Africans urge Trade Minister to finalise IP policy before elections and open up access to medicines

Activists demand rapid completion of intellectual property policy six years in the making; without internationally recognised public health safeguards policy will be health disaster.

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South Africa: Independent national survey reveals extent of ARV & TB medicine stock outs

Between September and October 2013, among 91% of the 2,342 public health facilities contacted, a shocking one in five health facilities reported experiencing a stock out or shortage of ARVs and/or TB medicines within the previous three months. 

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TAC: Unconscionable delay of TB drug trial

Janssen must run a Phase III trial of bedaquiline urgently; More investment in TB drugs and diagnostics urgently needed.

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