+ Access to medicines

Eastern Cape HIV drug stock outs: patients at risk

Thousands of people living with HIV and TB still risk death and drug-resistance in the Eastern Cape due to ongoing interruptions to their supply of life-saving drugs. A new report released five months after a coalition consisting of the Rural Health Advocacy Project (RHAP), Doctors Without Borders (MSF), the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and SECTION27 first raised the alarm about the crisis at the Mthatha medical depot, paints a grim picture.

Joint Statement by TAC and SECTION27 on access to medicines

SECTION27 and the TAC have released a statement highlighting recent improprieties by pharmaceutical companies and calling for more vigilance from all stakeholders in ensuring that we meet the goals of the National Strategic Plan on HIV and AIDS, TB and STIs.

Joint Letter to the 66th World Health Assembly

SECTION27, along with 43 other organisations and 10 individuals, including John Sulston, joint winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine signed a letter expressing concern over the current resolution contained in A66/23 on CEWG follow up. Read…

VILLAGE CLINIC PATIENTS STILL RECEIVING HEALTH CARE SERVICES IN TENTS

Every month, Lusikisiki Village Clinic serves up to 8,500 people in the OR Tambo District of the Eastern Cape. At the beginning of 2013, the Eastern Cape Department of Health moved the clinic from a building in central Lusikisiki to a plot of dirt on the outskirts of town.