TAC Boycotts Official World AIDS Day Proceedings

TAC boycotts officiall World AIDS Day proceedings for the second consecutive year

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) boycotts official World AIDS Day proceedings for the second consecutive year as the group alleges that the millions of rands used to host this year's event in the Free State would be better spent strengthening the health system.
 
TAC national general secretary, Anele Yawa, states that, “As the TAC, we are totally opposed to our government spending millions of rands on high profile events every World AIDS Day, often in provinces where the challenges are immense," adding that, "In many instances, these high profile World AIDS Day events do not make any positive impact in our battles to contain the HIV and tuberculosis epidemics in our country."
 
Meanwhile, Joe Maila, spokesperson for the Department of Health, has described what he calls TAC's estimations of alleged government spending on World AIDS Day celebrations as ‘unfortunate’ and ‘extreme exaggeration’.
 
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