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.

5 March 2001: International Day of Action Against Pharmaceutical Company Profiteering

TAC called for an international day of action against pharmaceutical company profiteering at the expense of the lives of people with HIV/AIDS. On 5 March, activist groups around the world will held protest actions to denounce the litigation being pursued by the pharmaceutical companies against the South African government.
Read about the court case.
Read the endorsement statement

Protests also took place demanding that  the US government drop its complaint against Brazil at the WTO.

Worldwide Calender for 5 March 2001 (in alphabetical order by country)








Rome:  1 March, 2001: Activists are organising a postcard campaign against TRIPS. The postcards will be delivered to the Italian Prime Minister. Contact Mauro Guarinieri or Italian Community Advisory Board ()  or phone +39 051 26 16 76 or mobile +39 347 96 31 837.


South Africa


United Kingdom

United States