Village Clinic: How community activism is moving governments

  Problems began at the Village Clinic in Lusikisiki when the Eastern Cape Department of Health (ECDoH) failed to pay the rental for the clinic premises. In December the landlord locked the doors and the clinic had to find an alternative venue. The ECDoH moved the clinic into substandard tents dubbed the ‘new Village Clinc’… Read More


“Village Clinic” Qaukeni local service area sub district manager Miss T Ntlangulela handed over a Public Works site to Cool Maintenance Contractors from COEGA. The contractor is said to be a grade seven.  Mr Mlondolozi Ntsume, Head of the construction is confident that the construction for the temporal structure will take no longer than three… Read More

Resolutions from the ECAC PLWHA Summit

Resolutions from the ECAC PLWHA Summit Mobilise the sector for the sector to occupy the deputy chairperson position at all levels of the Council Functionality of DAC’s within Six months A programme that will monitor stock levels in the depot A programme to strengthen the depot in Umtata Prioritise Rural areas A campaign for 3rd… Read More

Eastern Cape TAC Shows Strong Leadership at ECAC PLWHA Summit

On the 27-29 May 2013, ECAC organized a provincial PLWHA summit at Port Alfred Halyard Hotel Eastern Cape. E.C is the first province to hold its summit after the national summit was held. The organizing committee of this summit was dominated by TAC/NAPWA members who have shown signs of maturity and unity in all their… Read More

TAC & Section 27 to take legal action against Eastern Cape DoH

Treatment Action Campaign and Section 27 are taking legal action regarding the deteriorating state of health care at the Eastern Cape ‘Village Clinic’. TAC has been in contact with officials within the Eastern Cape Department of Health since January 2013 transfer of the clinic from a permanent structure in central Lusikisiki to a sole mobile… Read More

Eastern Cape educates community members about National Health Insurance (NHI)

Around 200 citizens attended the recent Community Council in the Eastern Cape, which focused on the proposed National Health Insurance policy and its potential effects on the regional and national health care system. Several concerns were raised during the council by those attending, highlighting issues within the community in need of attention. Perhaps the most… Read More