Ndlovu Care Group and patients have been at the centre of a battle with the Limpopo health MEC who ended the contract and wants the almost 4 000 healthy HIV patients transferred to battling state clinics.
The Treatment Action Campaign and partners recently held a meeting to establish the Free State People’s Health Coalition. More than 500 TAC members also took to the streets and delivered memorandums to the police and National Prosecuting Authority demanding an update on the charges against Health MEC Dr Benny Malakoane. This is a short clip of the action in Bloemfontein.
Judgment in the historic Silicosis Class Action, Bongani Nkala and 55 Others v Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd and 31 Others, will be handed down in the South Gauteng High Court tomorrow (Friday 13 May 2016) at 9am. If the class is certified it will be the largest class to ever be certified in South Africa and it allow hundreds of thousands of gold miners and their families to access justice and redress. This short clip tells the story of some of the gold miners, the advocacy that has happened and the role of the amici.
TB scientist Professor Nulda Beyers speaks about the critical needs to employeers to enable employees to get tested and treated for TB. Credit: Thom Pierce
Health journalist Lungi Langa shares her journey of being diagnosed with TB, surviving the horrid treatment and then having to deal with her daughter also being diagnosed with TB. Credit: Thom Pierce
The TAC has been leading a campaign to fix the Free State health system. There have been a number of interventions including hearings into people’s experiences of the health system. The demand is clear: Fire the MEC Dr Benny Malakoane, drop the charges against the innocent Community Health Workers and fix the health system.