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.
The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) threatened legal action against the government if it did not implement a country-wide mtctp. After extensive pressure against and negotiations with government, a programme to implement mtctp in 18 clinics and hospitals has begun. This is insufficient, but with further activist pressure a country-wide mtctp programme should become a reality.
TAC prepared legal action against the government. As part of that process, the following document was prepared which contains a detailed history of activist pressure for mtctp.
Advocacy for MTCTP: A detailed history