Vukuzakhe clinic working towards improvement

TAC Mpumalanga has recognized that the Vukuzakhe clinic, in Pixley kaSeme municipality, has been subjected to substandard operating conditions. This clinic, serving over 20,000 people, has suffered from over-crowding, long patient wait times, dirty facilities, lack of security, and patients being denied access to treatment. To combat these issues, the TAC wrote letters to the facility… Read More

Clinic closed, community left in dark

On the same day, 12 September, that TAC comrades in Mpumalanga were marching to the office of Mpumalanga Health MEC Mrs Candith Mashigo-Dlamini to demand better healthcare services, they received a disturbing call stating that Evander Clinic in Govan Mbeki Municipality had been closed. While patients were referred to Evander Hospital, all patient files were… Read More

Another clinic closes as Mpumalanga comrades march to fix the health system.

Clad in bright yellow t-shirts, Mpumalanga comrades joined the TAC National Day of Action on 12 September and marched to the provincial government offices in Nelspruit to hand over a memorandum to the MEC. Mpumalanga’s health facilities have been deteriorating slowly but surely: most of them struggle with a lack of doctors and nurses, essential… Read More

Join TAC Mpumalanga as they picket for health system strengthening at the Mpumalanga Legislature in Nelspruit!

Tomorrow 12 September, TAC Mpumalanga will be holding a picket at the office of the MEC in Nelspruit. TAC is demanding the MEC to take notice of the abominable condition of the health sector in Mpumalanga and devise a turn-around strategy. The province has been plagued by stock-outs, human resource shortages and recently even food… Read More

Better leadership needed for improved health services

On the 21st of June 2012, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in Mpumalanga   and COSATU hosted a partners meeting in Ermelo to discuss access to health care in the province and a joint programme to educate the community and campaign against corruption in government. In May 2012 TAC and COSATU met to discuss the programme… Read More

TAC Mpumalanga and COSATU launch “Resources for Health” Campaign

Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and Congress of South African Trade union (COSATU) will be hosting a stakeholders meeting to launch the “resources for health campaign” on the 21st of June 2012. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss: 1.      Access to quality healthcare The recent Tenofovir (TDF) shortages have posed a considerable challenge for… Read More

Mpumalanga health facilities facing Tenofovir shortages

Health facilities in Mpumalanga province are facing a shortage of the antiretroviral drug, Tenofovir (TDF). The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) office in Ermelo has established that Fernie, Volkrust, Amsterdam, Iswepe, Carolina and Mayflower health facilities do not have TDF and have been experiencing this shortage since early January 2012. In Iswepe, patients that are due… Read More

Wellness day at the Stadium

The Ermelo office staff were invited to the Department of Educatio’s wellness day event at Swanepoel Stadium in Ermelo on the 7th October 2011. There were company exhibitions, HIV testing stations from the Department of Halth and Broadreach and we were asked to also have an exhibition stand. The day was mostly a soccer tournament… Read More

Gert Sibande NHI Consultations

We held our National Health Insurance (NHI )consultations a few days back. The aim of this was to ring togethebranch represantatives andrepresantative from ivil society organisations to go through the National Health Insurance Green Paper. Thiswas also an opportunity for us to help each other get a much clearer understansing of the NHI so that… Read More