This is an archive of the Treatment Action Campaign's public documents from December 1998 until October 2008. I created this website because the TAC's website appears unmaintained and people were concerned that it
was becoming increasingly hard to find important documents.

The menu items have been slightly edited and a new stylesheet applied to the site. But none of the documents have been edited, not even for minor errors. The text appears on this site as obtained from the Internet Archive.

The period covered by the archive encompassed the campaign for HIV medicines, the civil disobedience campaigns, the Competition Commission complaints, the 2008 xenophobic violence and the PMTCT, Khayelitsha health workers and Matthias Rath court cases.

Date Country Description of event Sponsoring organization(s) Contact name Contact email Contact tel. Contact fax comments
24-Apr Belgium actions and meeting with SA Ambassador and MPs, as well as press conference in Brussels with TAC rep and other AIDS activists and doctors Medecins Sans Frontieres Alex Parisel 27 021 364 5490    
ongoing Canada letter writing GNP+NA Bob Mills (780) 483-4797 (780) 486-6672
24-Apr Finland letters by international students to be delivered to SA Embassy   Daniel Bense      
24-Apr France demo at SA Embassy in Paris North/South Commission Act Up Paris ChloÈ Forette 33 1 49 29 44 75 33 1 48 06 16 74  
ongoing Germany letter writing, press statements BUKO-Pharma Jˆrg Schaaber     see documents at
24-Apr Italy 12 noon demo in Piazza Duca D'Aosta in Milan, display of 600 pairs of shoes, press conference, letter campaign. Lila CEDIUS, Mani Tese and Action AID Italy Emanuela Sias and Mauro Guarinieri
  Ivory Coast under planning Social Centre of Koumassi (Abidjan) Soura Besse Diakaridja 225 21 361354 225 20 215619  
ongoing Jamica/Caribbean letter-writing, petition   Olive Edwards 876 9296946 876 9296946  
22-Apr Japan action at SA embassy, delivery of petition/"action kit", and 600 paper cranes; meeting with SA Embassy Councillor; also 26 April video workshop on AIDS in SA and 14 May meeting with SA Embassador in Tokyo. Africa Japan Forum Masaki Inaba 81 3 3834 6902 81 3 3380 2490 see website for documents in japanese:
  Kenya under planning Sima Community Based Organization, Kitale Johnstone Sikulu Wanjala      
24-Apr Kenya Statement at Medecins Sans Frontieres conference and press conference Kenya Coalition for Access to Essential Medicines and Hope Africa Women's Organization James Kamau 254 722 886694    
24-Apr Latin America petition collected at Latin American AIDS Conference in Cuba to be faxed to all regional SA representatives Agua Buena (Costa Rica) Richard Stern rastern@RACSA.CO.CR      
  Namibia under planning Ebenezer Youth Of Namibia Ernst Xaweb exaweb@ +264 64 5202506 +264 64 5202259  
24-Apr Netherlands March to SA Embassy in Amsterdam, "die-in", delivery of 600 red tulips to symbolize daily SA AIDS deaths, delivery of petition to Ambassador GNP+ Stuart Flavell 31 20 320 8256 +31.(0)20.423.4224
24-Apr Nigeria Delivery of letters to SA representatives Journalists Against Aids (JAAIDS) - Nigeria Olayide Akanni      
ongoing Sri Lanka letter writing Lanka+ Aruna J. Hewapathirane 94 1833139    
ongoing Tanzania letter-writing Pathfinder International Grace Muro 255 22 211 7088 255 22 211 8283  
ongoing Uganda letter-writing Health Rights Action Group Stella Maris Lunyolo 256 41 222540 256 41 289 371  
24-Apr UK Demo at SA High Commission in Trafalgar Square in London 10 am - 5pm, symbolic laying of 25 shoes an hour to symbolize AIDS deaths; meeting with SA High Commissioner UK Consortium on AIDS and Development Adam Bowers and Promise Mthembu 44 20 7 704 0606
16-Apr USA demo at Trevor Manuel speech at Harvard University Harvard students Jennifer Selznick      
24-Apr USA action at SA Embassy Washington DC (1 pm) Health GAP (NYC) Sharonann Lynch 1 212 674 9598 (for travel from upstate NY call 585 464-8965)   see
28-Apr USA vigil in front of the South African Consulate in LA, 12-2 pm; lining up 600 pairs of shoes to symbolize daily SA AIDS deaths; Reverend Jim Lawson to speak. Artists in Support New South Africa and Black AIDS Institute Deborah Baron 310-204-1748    
ongoing Venezuela letter-writing LGBT South South Dialogue Phumi Mtetwa