Tag Archives: Treatment Action Campaign

South Africa’s Treatment Action Campaign needs help: We’re reading about TAC’s contributions to global health and human rights, and how the world can give back

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When some day AIDS ends as a global threat, the group that started in the country with the greatest burden of the disease in the world, and formed its life-saving mission to confront the toll of the disease around human rights, dignity and equality, will take its place, and its share of credit in history. […]

Report, patent reform add signposts to intersection of health and human rights

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“It is well understood,” this paper from Yale’s Global Health Justice Partnership begins, “that patent protection increases the price of medicines and thereby decreases access to them.” The result: The rich really are different. They can have more health. It is a truth, this paper points out, that runs counter to the right to health […]

TAC Founder Zackie Achmat Says "Forboding" Has Returned on Global AIDS

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Zackie Achmat, the founder of South Africa’s venerable activist group, the Treatment Action Campaign, today made public a memo to the Obama Administration that details the potential negative consequences of a pull-back from US commitments on global AIDS. It comes in the wake of a protest last night in New York, where President Obama appeared […]

Treatment Action Campaign & ARASA Urge Clinton to Work For More HIV/AIDS Funding

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The venerable South African AIDS group Treatment Action Campaign along with ARASA (AIDS & Rights Alliance for Southern Africa) are imploring Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to “do everything within your power” to protect women and children from the deadly epidemic. In a letter released today, the groups recall President Obama’s pledge, during his campaign, to […]