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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.
9 March, 2008 - 16:18 — refaadm
Yesterday on the 7 March'08 we(TAC reps from each sub district in metro) attended the WC NACOSA PSP meeting with some reps from the DOH & ALN.
On the program we had the introduction and Maureen van Wyk from NACOSA did the NSP & PSP process & context. Dr Najma Shaikh didn't even do her presentation on Prevention treatment care and support, Mr S Sithole(Deputy Director WCDOH) did some explaination about Research, monitoring & surveillance and Dr Johanna Kehler from ALN took about 5 minutes to talk about Human rights and access to justice. Most of the people that was their did not even understand what the word PSP means cause I had to explain it in the group I was. From the start of the meeting Sk, Gilad and myself cornered the whole panel around the process and the fact that these meetings should happen at a district level, we questioned the issue around the submissions that will be send to NACOSA website and what will be the process after the submissions and who coordinates the submissions if anyone or organization can just send it.
We were then split into groups to answer these 6 questions and we were evenly split amongst the groups. Every TAC member in the group was suppose to influence their group to either put all our suggestions like we discussed in our Tuesday meeting or to get the group to understand why this process is wrong in the way they are doing it. Only SK and myself could convince our groups not to fill the questions but to rather explain to them what they need to put in place and how they need to consult before we can call it a draft. Sk and myself were also doing the feedback to the plenary on behalf of our groups. I was first to
Sk's presentation on behalf of his group was done slightly different but
I think we our achieved in showing them that the way they running this process is wrong and that the plan should be a combination/integration of district plans before we can call it a draft.