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.

ALP memorandum on state antiretroviral tender

The AIDS Law Project (ALP) has written a memorandum explaining their concerns with the antiretroviral tender that the state has put out. The memorandum identifies problems with:

  • Type and quantity of ARV medicines to be procured;
  • Contract period;
  • Legislative requirements (relating to registration and licensing concerns);
  • Lack of clarity regarding the points system;
  • The “cost” of local production;
  • Price qualification;
  • Labels, packaging and package inserts;
  • Counter offers; and
  • Adverse drug reactions.

The ALP believes that the state would be in a stronger position to secure the right medicines at the right prices if the tender took their concerns into consideration. The TAC endorses the ALP's memorandum.

Read the ALP's memorandum.


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