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INDIA REJECTS HEP C PATENT

JOHANNESBURG, Tuesday 20th January: The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and SECTION27 applaud India’s decision to reject a patent application on sofosbuvir, an important new treatment for Hepatitis C. Last Wednesday’s decision paves the way for increased…

Remembering Michael Komape

SECTION27 and Basic Education For All (BEFA) commemorated the first anniversary of the death of Michael Komape on Tuesday 20 January 2015. Michael, a Grade R pupil, drowned in a pit toilet at his school in Chebeng village, Limpopo in 2014….

World Food Day is a call to action for South Africa

Today is World Food Day. The day is celebrated on the anniversary of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organisation in 1945 but in South Africa, a country with a constitutionally protected (albeit far from realized) right to food,…