+ Eastern Cape

Long walk to health care

In March 2015, the South African Human Rights Commission held a hearing on Emergency Medical Services in the Eastern Cape. The Commission’s interest in Eastern Cape emergency medical services emerged from a complaint submitted to the Commission by the community…

EMS in the Eastern Cape

Mothers giving birth at home; babies developing disabilities due to difficult unsupervised births; diabetics unable to reach treatment; old women crossing rivers and spending most of their pensions to get to the clinic; a 10-year-old boy dying of pneumonia because…

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.

Invitation to the Eastern Cape Health Consultation

SECTION27, RHAP, TAC, BEMF and RuDASA invite the public to two consultations to discuss the health crisis in the Eastern Cape in Mthatha on the 16th of May and East London on the 18th of May. Read more…