Eastern Cape Health Crisis Action Coalition (ECHCAC) statement on the health Minister’s pronouncements on the Eastern Cape health crisis – 19 September 2013

The Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi held a press conference to respond to the SECTION27/TAC report, “Death and Dying in the Eastern Cape” as well as the Eastern Cape…

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Death and dying in the Eastern Cape: An investigation into the collapse of a health system

Today, 11 September 2013, SECTION27 and the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) launch this investigative report into the collapsing health system in the Eastern Cape. The report is not about statistics…

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Press conference and protest march invite: The Baby Ikho campaign to fulfill the right to health in the Eastern Cape

The Eastern Cape Health Crisis Action Coalition (ECHCAC) invite all media to an important media conference. The conference will feature the release of a special SECTION27 and TAC investigative report…

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Open letter to Premier re: Appointment of permanent HOD to the Eastern Cape Health Department

The Eastern Cape Health Crisis Action Coalition (ECHCAC), which includes SECTION27, RHAP, TAC and DENOSA among others have written an open letter to the Premier of the Eastern Cape enquiring…

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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.

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PRESS RELEASE: NO PROGRESS WITH TENT CLINIC

Lusikisiki Village Clinic serves up to 7000 people a month in Qaukeni sub district in the Eastern Cape. The clinic had been operating out of a building in the centre of Lusikisiki since 2005. In January 2013, the Eastern Cape Department of Health moved the clinic out of the building and reopened it in an empty plot on the outskirts of town with a park home and two tents now intended to house the clinic.

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TAC AND SECTION27 DEMAND IMMEDIATE RELOCATION OF VILLAGE CLINIC, LUSIKISIKI

On 7 February 2013 TAC and SECTION27 visited the new Village Clinic after hearing terrible stories from patients and! health care workers at the clinic. What we found is a disgrace and violation of patients and workers rights. Read the report here.

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Press statement: Systematic Problems in Drug Supply Have to be Addressed Now to Avert Future Crisis

After responding to a drug distribution crisis at Mthatha medical depot between 7 December and 24 January, the medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières /Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is handing all activities back to Eastern Cape health authorities. The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) will mobilize 25 volunteers to assist in the handover

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