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
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.
TAC Receives Nelson Mandela Health and Human Rights Award at Ceremony in Johannesburg Tonight
6 October 2003
Venue: 107 Central Street Houghton
The Treatment Action Campaign was awarded the Nelson Mandela Health and Human Rights Award for 2003 earlier this year. Tonight the award will be handed to members of the TAC at a ceremony in Houghton, Johannesburg. The award is sponsored by the Henry J. Kaiser Foundation.
This is a time of great hope in the effort to alleviate the HIV epidemic. Government is in the process of finalising an operational treatment plan which has the potential, if properly implemented, to save hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of lives. In accepting the award, the TAC will outline the responsibilities of government and the private sector towards the HIV epidemic. The TAC will also explain its own responsibilities and how we will assist to ensure the treatment plan is a success.
We are honoured to receive this prestigious award. Many TAC members have died of HIV/AIDS over the last few years in the struggle for access to treatment. It is to their efforts and our memories of them that we will dedicate this award.