Ongoing pressure and threatened litigation from the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) has led to the construction of a temporary clinic in Lusikisiki and confirmed plans to build a permanent state-of-the-art day hospital.
LUSIKISIKI. – All twelve clinics in the Qaukeni sub-district in the Eastern Cape are dispensing the new fixed dose combination pill (FDC) to HIV patients. This new pill is a triple antiretroviral that is believed to improve adherence as it only needs to be taken once a day. The fact that ARV treatment now consist of just one tablet will make it easier to dispense and prescribe, and make ordering and monitoring stock supply easier for clinics and depots.
LUSIKISIKI. ‘ Communities in the Eastern Cape are up in arms about the breakdown in health services in this province and activist groups here are pressurising local and provincial departments for answers and solutions.
Lusikisiki. ‘ The Eastern Cape Provincial Department of Health has not delivered on their promise of a new, fully-functional Village Clinic to replace the previous one that had to close down after the department failed to pay rent for the premises.
Lusikisiki ‘ Gender-based violence and crimes against children and the elderly are everyday occurrences in the Eastern Cape village of Mcobothini. In fact, crime statistics for the area show that more than half (55 percent) of all women and children living there fall victim to violence.
Lusikisiki ‘ The community of Good Hope in the Eastern Cape has not had regular access to medicine and health services since 2006 when the MÃ©decins Sans FrontiÃ¨res (MSF) clinic there closed down.