One of the country’s most influential civil society organisations and its leaders may have flouted justice to protect a close ally, according to the woman who dared to speak up about her sexual harassment.
Civil society groups have criticised the United Nations declaration on tuberculosis (TB) ratified yesterday (26 Sept) saying it ‘falls short’ on critical issues in the fight against the world’s top infectious killer.
Last week the World Health Organsiation (WHO) changed its treatment recommendations for the deadliest form of TB, drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB), following South Africa’s bold decision.
Civil society organisations – enraged by the recent nominations of disgraced politicians Brian Hlongwa and Qedani Mahlangu to the provincial executive committee – have threatened to lead a revolt against the ruling ANC.
No action has been taken against 11 health officials implicated in Esidimeni crisis, former Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu who made the decision that led to 141 deaths remains illusive and the “bankrupt” Gauteng Health Department is currently unable to fund a compensation ruling.
“Very high” medicine prices have prompted HIV/AIDS activist organisation to mount “legal action” against [drug company] Pfizer, to bring generic medicine into the country from Thailand to help treat HIV positive people.