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26 November 2001

HIV/AIDS: South African Activists Take Government To Court On Drug Access

Author: UN Wire

[concerning policy on availability of the drug nevirapine, which helps prevent transmission of HIV from mother to child]

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Article
26 November 2001

South Africa taken to court for HIV drug

Author: Claire Keeton, Agence France-Presse, in Washington Times

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Article
19 November 2001

Bredell Consensus Statement on the Imperative to Expand Access to Anti-Retroviral (ART) Medicines for Adults and Children with HIV/AIDS in South Africa

Author: Treatment Action Campaign

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19 November 2001

Hand out Aids drug says SA [South Africa] judge

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Article
10 September 2001

German Company Begins Shipping Free Doses of AIDS Drug

Author: UN Integrated Regional Information Network

German pharmaceutical company Boehringer-Ingelheim has finally come up with a way to act on its offer to provide Viramune free of charge to help African countries prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS, the 'Wall Street Journal' reported on...

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Article
29 August 2001

Department Stalls On Deal for Free Anti-Aids Drug [South Africa]

Author: The Sowetan [Johannesburg]

The government is offering free nevirapine to pregnant HIV-positive women in at least two health facilities in all nine provinces in an attempt to reduce the transmission of HIV to their babies. The government is paying for the drug though Boehringer...

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Article
22 August 2001

Doctors Join Suit Against Minister [South Africa]

Author: Business Day [Johannesburg]

About 250 doctors, many of whom are employed by the state, have joined the Treatment Action Campaign in its lawsuit against Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang and her provincial health MECs. The campaign, doctors and other health professionals...

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Article
21 August 2001

State Now Says 'No Problem' to AIDS Drug [South Africa]

Author: Business Day [Johannesburg]

As the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) prepares to launch its court case aimed at forcing government to supply an antiAIDS drug for pregnant mothers more widely, the health department appears to have accepted the drug company's long-standing offer of...

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Article
16 August 2001

Treatment Action Campaign Takes Government to Court On AIDS Drug [South Africa]

Author: UN Integrated Regional Information Network

The South African AIDS activist group, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), announced last week that it would take the government to court for denying HIV-positive pregnant women drugs that reduce the risk of transmitting the disease to their babies,...

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Article
1 August 2001

Health Workers Call for AIDS Monitoring

Author: UN Integrated Regional Information Network

HIV/AIDS activists warn that Kenya does not have the adequate facilities to administer the drug, Nevirapine which is used to curb mother-to-child-transmission of the HIV virus, 'Africa Analysis' reported on Monday....HIV/AIDS activists are calling for...

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