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Important new MDR-TB treatment findings

Important new MDR-TB treatment findings

Last week a number of important study findings with implications for the treatment of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) were reported at ...
Buthelezi: SANAC to lead the prevention revolution

Buthelezi: SANAC to lead the prevention revolution

Dr Sandile Buthelezi, the new Chief Operating Officer of the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC), lays out his vision for SANAC and explains ...
Spotlight on health MECs: Phophi Ramathuba

Spotlight on health MECs: Phophi Ramathuba

It’s a health budget day in Limpopo, and MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba is set to address a packed council sitting in Lebowakgomo on how R18 billion will ...
New SANAC CEO responds to questions about his past

New SANAC CEO responds to questions about his past

Dr Sandile Buthelezi was recently appointed as the new head (CEO) of the South African National AIDS Council. His appointment follows the suspicious ...
Spotlight on health MECs: Gwen Ramokgopa

Spotlight on health MECs: Gwen Ramokgopa

Government’s merry-go-round of political appointments saw Gwen Ramokgopa return to the position of MEC for Health in Gauteng in February – a post ...
Spotlight on TAC Provinces

Spotlight on TAC Provinces

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) reports for Spotlight on some of its recent work in the seven provinces where TAC has branches and provincial ...
10 things to know about TB in South Africa

10 things to know about TB in South Africa

Tuberculosis (TB) is still a crisis in South Africa. Here are 10 quick facts about the state of TB in South Africa. ...
Renewed hope for crypto, a deadly AIDS-defining fungal opportunistic infection

Renewed hope for crypto, a deadly AIDS-defining fungal opportunistic infection

Cryptococcosis (“crypto”) is a common AIDS-defining fungal opportunistic infection worldwide. It has been neglected for many years. This is about to ...
TAC congress elects new leaders, sets priorities

TAC congress elects new leaders, sets priorities

The Treatment Action Campaign’s (TAC) 6th National Congress held in Sterkfontein, Gauteng concluded today with the re-election of Anele Yawa as ...
Nkhensani Mavasa’s speech at the opening of TAC’s sixth  National Congress

Nkhensani Mavasa’s speech at the opening of TAC’s sixth National Congress

Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) Chairperson Nkhensani Mavasa delivered the below speech at the opening of the TAC’s sixth National Congress on 23 ...
Mental health and pill-taking: Getting beyond HIV

Mental health and pill-taking: Getting beyond HIV

“A few weeks ago we lost Prudence Mbele, a beloved long-time activist living openly with HIV, who died of TB. Prudence was famous for her ‘pill ...
Pledge for Prudence

Pledge for Prudence

Mark Heywood paid tribute to AIDS, human rights and gender activist Prudence Mabele who recently passed away. ...
New HIV policy for schools does not go far enough

New HIV policy for schools does not go far enough

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has launched its new National Policy on HIV, STIs and TB. Is it good enough? And how can it be improved? ...
Modernising ART

Modernising ART

By Dr Michelle Moorhouse - Antiretroviral therapy (ART) in South Africa seems set for a revolution with a new drug combination that is highly ...
A vision without a plan: In-depth analysis of SA’s new HIV and TB plan

A vision without a plan: In-depth analysis of SA’s new HIV and TB plan

South Africa’s HIV and TB plan for the next five years has been riddled with controversy. Here’s our assessment of the plan. ...
Health budget fails to address HR crisis

Health budget fails to address HR crisis

By Russell Rensburg, Rural Health Advocacy Project In the tabling of the national department of health’s budget for 2017/2018, minister of health, ...
Full NSP finally published

Full NSP finally published

After substantial delays the final version of South Africa’s National Strategic Plan (NSP) for HIV, Tuberculosis and STIs 2017 – 2022 was finally ...
TAC survey highlights poor infection control in clinics

TAC survey highlights poor infection control in clinics

By Marcus Low Tuberculosis (TB) infection control measures in some South African public sector clinics fall woefully short. This is according to an ...
No Need to Embellish our Achievements or to Diminish our Challenges when it comes to HIV

No Need to Embellish our Achievements or to Diminish our Challenges when it comes to HIV

By Fareed Abdullah When I joined government in 1994 there was not only an openness to dissenting opinions; it was encouraged. When we met, month ...
Round-up of responses to SA’s new AIDS/TB plan

Round-up of responses to SA’s new AIDS/TB plan

On Friday 31 March 2017 South Africa’s National Strategic Plan (NSP) for HIV, TB an STIs 2017 – 2022 was launched in Mangaung, Free State. However, ...