+ The right to health

SECTION27 Comment on Draft Terms of Reference for Market Inquiry

SECTION27 has sent a submission to the Competition Commission on the draft Terms of Reference for the Market Inquiry into the Private Health care Sector . It was endorsed by the Black Sash and by the Rural Health Advocacy Project. SECTION27’s recent…

Press statement: SECTION27 congratulates Competition Commission on recent successes

SECTION27 congratulates the Competition Commission of South Africa on its recent groundbreaking and far-reaching successes in prosecuting anti-competitive behavior in the telecoms and construction sectors. Both these sectors are integral in improving the lives of South Africans through their role in information provision and communication (on the part of Telkom) and infrastructure development (by construction companies).

Mthatha Area Stock-Outs Update March 2013 – May 2013

SECTION27 and partner organisations the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), the Rural Health Advocacy Project (RHAP) and Doctors Without Borders (MSF) have released a report detailing continued drug stock-outs in the Eastern Cape. Please follow the link to access it.  EC_Drug_Stockouts_5_months_on…

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.