TAC calls for a global day of action on Thursday 24 August 2006
- End 1000 new HIV infections and 800 deaths daily in South Africa
- Build a global united front for HIV prevention and treatment
Since July 1999, under President Mbeki and his Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, HIV/AIDS has become an area of contestation. Today, we face a crisis of HIV infection, illness and death. Above all, we face a crisis of governance. Despite enormous financial investment and some advances (a result of civil society struggle) in treatment of HIV - more than 1000 new infections occur every day and more than 800 deaths occur every day.
We call on all people, locally and globally, to join our campaign based on the following demands to President Mbeki and Deputy President Mlambo-Ngcuka:
*CONVENE A NATIONAL MEETING AND PLAN FOR THE HIV/AIDS CRISIS NOW!
*END DEATHS IN PRISONS - PROVIDE NUTRITION, TREATMENT AND PREVENTION!
*DISMISS HEALTH MINISTER MANTO TSHABALALA-MSIMANG
*RESPECT THE RULE OF LAW AND THE CONSTITUTION
*HEALTH FOR ALL - END HEALTH APARTHEID, BUILD A PEOPLE'S HEALTH SERVICE
How can you help?
*Donate to TAC, so we can win this campaign. (Link on their homepage)
*Sign onto our five demands for President Mbeki and Deputy President Mlambo-Ngcuka.
Send an email with your name, city and organisation to stopSAGovtDenial@tac.org.za
*Join a demostration near you !
Protests organised outside South African Consulates:- In New York and Washington DC at 1pm (Eastern Time)- In Chicago at 4pm (Central Time)- In Los Angeles at 1pm (West Coast Time)