TAC Western Cape “Day of Action” ATLANTIS -14 June 2012

On the 14th June 2012, TAC WC went to ATLANTIS to have a community mobilization day of action to raise awareness and education on ARV stock outs and shortages as well as giving information on the challenges around the chronic illness medication dispensing.  The team consisted out of one taxi from PAARL, two taxis from Khayelitsha and ATLANTIS branch members.  In the rest of the province the PTL programme with support from the provincial secretariat coordinated further research with branch members across districts and follow ups on ARVs stock outs and shortages, especially in those areas where community members indicates to TAC that they have not received their medication.  Some of the other activities in ATLANTIS included meeting with stakeholders, meeting with the Dr in charge of the ARV site at WestFleur Hospital and this included the pharmacist.  Our two Community Mobilizers did Prevention Treatment Literacy education at two sites in the area whilst other teams continued with the door to door education and condom distribution in Witsand and Sherwood Park areas of ATLANTIS.