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.

Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission Protocol Released

The Department of Health has finally released the new prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) protocol. It can be downloaded here.

TAC welcomes the improvements over the old protocol. We urge health facilities with capacity to begin implementing it.

Read our statement of 30 January which explains what we are pleased about and what our concerns are with the new protocol.

It is disappointing that the Minister of Health has written a dishonest foreword to the new protocol. We previously dispelled these misrepresentations in our newsletter of 11 September 2007.

On 27 February TAC branches across the country will work in their communities to raise awareness of PMTCT services, particularly dual antiretroviral prophylaxis, and to support health workers who provide the service. This will be the first step towards what TAC hopes will be a month of national activity in April to increase uptake of PMTCT organised by the South African National AIDS Council.