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Antibiotic Resistance — [Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair] (15 October 2014)

Iain McKenzie: ...riskier, as would treatments that suppress the immune system, such as chemotherapy or organ transplant. We can take steps right now. As I said, basic hygiene has reduced MRSA infection rates by up to 80%. The use of condoms can of course prevent STDs as well as HIV. We can reduce antibiotic use, and advise doctors to be frugal in their prescribing to help avoid resistance developing. We...

Ebola — Statement (13 October 2014)

Lord Fowler: ...the inadequate and underfinanced health systems in so many parts of Africa? Would that not be to the benefit of tackling not just Ebola but other life-threatening conditions such as malaria, TB and HIV/AIDS?

Business of the House: Ebola (13 October 2014)

Jeremy Hunt: ...millennium development goals have been successful in making a start on the process of reducing health inequalities. We can see that in other areas, such as the provision of antiretroviral drugs to HIV-positive patients in Africa, and that has been completely transformed in the past decade. But he is right: while some countries have highly underdeveloped health care systems, the risk of...

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill (12 September 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Stephen Doughty: ...Vision, with support from the UK Government. That contrast—between the absolute rich at the one end and the privileges we enjoy in this country, and the people, many of them suffering diseases, including HIV/AIDS, queuing up for food in the hot sun—has stuck with me for the rest of my life.

Written Answers — Health: Blood: Contamination (12 September 2014)

Jane Ellison: The Department provides funding only to the five financial support schemes which provide support to people infected with HIV and/or hepatitis C as a result of treatment with contaminated national health service supplied blood or blood products. The Macfarlane Trust, the Eileen Trust and the Caxton Foundation are given an annual budget allocation and are required to operate within the budget...

Written Answers — Health: Disease Control (9 September 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure that the decrease in incidence of (a) HIV, (b) tuberculosis and (c) malaria continues.

Written Answers — Health: Pregnant Women: Screening (3 September 2014)

Daniel Poulter: ...issues. It will continue to keep all antenatal screening programmes under review and will advise further when appropriate. All pregnant women are offered screening for thalassaemia, hepatitis B, HIV, rubella susceptibility and syphilis. A test for sickle cell is offered if the fetus is identified of being at higher risk of this condition. All pregnant women are also offered ultrasound...

Written Answers — Health: HIV Infection: Screening (2 September 2014)

Jim Fitzpatrick: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to implement a national screening plan for HIV.

Scottish Parliament: Welfare (13 August 2014)

Kevin Stewart: ..., because the member’s side will not give way. I turn to remarks that other groups have made about the welfare reforms. The report “Welfare Reform in Scotland: The impact on people living with HIV and viral hepatitis”, by HIV Scotland and Hepatitis Scotland, states: “The reforms are causing significant uncertainty and anxiety, worsening the mental and physical...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland and Malawi (5 August 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Patricia Ferguson: ...with the charity 500 miles. It has refurbished part of the former town hall in Lilongwe to transform it into a public health clinic, including an optician’s and a dental suite. It has also built an HIV-AIDS clinic at Chikwawa district hospital. Each of those facilities is making a real difference to the lives of local people. Perhaps the most inspiring example of all is the Malawi...

Women: Equality and Advancement — Question for Short Debate (22 July 2014)

Baroness Thornton: ...The document called for the elimination and prevention of violence and for the prosecution of perpetrators. The Vatican was present at this convention and would certainly have much preferred that our fight against HIV/AIDS was done on the basis of abstention and not the use of condoms, but I am happy to say that its view did not prevail. The document also called on Governments to address...

[Mr Adrian Sanders in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Refugee Camps (22 July 2014)

Jim Shannon: ...the Danish Refugee Council went to the Ifo camp in Dadaab to train men in the prevention of and response to sexual and gender-based violence. In the Ifo 2 camp, the Kenya Red Cross held sessions for adolescent girls on issues of HIV/AIDS, early marriage, forced marriage and female genital mutilation. Although that work is commendable, the fact that such training and sessions are necessary...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Developing Countries: HIV Infection (17 July 2014)

Baroness Gould of Potternewton: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are addressing (1) the impact of HIV/AIDS on women in developing countries; and (2) barriers to women accessing safe sexual choices and healthcare.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Developing Countries: Infectious Diseases (17 July 2014)

Baroness Northover: ...of a range of new health technologies, including: drugs, diagnostics, microbicides, vector control and vaccines for infectious diseases that predominantly affect developing countries, such as TB, HIV, malaria, sleeping sickness and diarrhoeal diseases. Additionally, DFID funds major trials of new methods of delivery of prevention alongside the Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust,...

Global Health (Research and Development) — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (8 July 2014) See 9 other results from this debate

Alan Duncan: ...of treatment was actually detrimental to the health of the children and, in some cases, resulted in death. Similarly, in Uganda, research has shown that the accepted practice of using expensive tests to monitor the progression of HIV in patients simply did not work. By stopping the tests, a third of the normal cost of treating someone with HIV can be saved, with no impact on mortality....

Written Answers — International Development: Burma (7 July 2014)

Alan Duncan: ...Goal Fund. This fund is delivering improved reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health services across seven states and regions, as well as funding gaps in the national programmes to control HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria. The fund also invests in improved health systems, including the supply of drugs and commodities, human resources, and health information systems.

World Health Organisation — Question for Short Debate (2 July 2014)

Lord Ribeiro: ...75.5 million disability-adjusted life years, or DALYs, up by 20 million since 1990. Cancer is on the increase, as are other non-communicable diseases, as life expectancies in developing countries increase with the reduction of HIV/AIDS and deaths from malaria and other infectious diseases. The perception of surgery as an expensive intervention may itself be a barrier to its acceptance as a...

Written Answers — Health: Sexually Transmitted Infections (30 June 2014)

Jane Ellison: ...England which highlights the importance of reducing rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in men who have sex with men (MSM). The Department also funds the Terrence Higgins Trust for the HIV Prevention England programme which targets MSM and African communities and includes action to support sustained condom use and other behaviours that prevent HIV and other STIs in both...

Medical Innovation Bill [HL] — Second Reading (27 June 2014)

Baroness Masham of Ilton: ...becoming resistant to drugs, research and innovation are vital. There is no doubt that when people work together across the world, improvements are made. There have been important advancements with HIV and AIDS, but there is a need for a vaccine and more innovation. With so many people breaking their backs and necks and becoming paralysed, there is a need for innovation to find a way of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: HIV Infection (24 June 2014)

Lord Lexden: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was their total spending in 2013–14 on treatments for HIV infection in the United Kingdom.

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