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Ethnic Minorities — Question for Short Debate (6 July 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...8212;we come across this all the time—on one hand, helping; on the other hand, perhaps not helping so much. She talked about the NAZ project: how the faith communities have worked hand in glove with the HIV positive community and the very positive contribution they have made there. The noble Baroness, Lady Flather, talked about how we have come such a long way. She talked about the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Greece (6 July 2015)

Rachael Maskell: Infant mortality has doubled and there has been a sharp rise in HIV, TB, suicide and other physical and mental health conditions in Greece. Therefore, I want to see that we ensure that we make provision for emergency medical and humanitarian support in these vital discussions this week.

Health: Diabetes — Question for Short Debate (2 July 2015)

Baroness Manzoor: ...of non-communicable diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke, are on the rise, but at the same time low to middle-income countries are still grappling with high burdens of infectious diseases, such as TB, HIV/AIDS and malaria. In TB-diabetes co-infection, high blood sugar levels suppress the immune system, making individuals with latent TB—someone who does not have...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Blood: Contamination (2 July 2015)

Jane Ellison: We intend to update the House on our intention to consult on reforming the current system of ex-gratia financial support for people infected with, or affected by, HIV and/or hepatitis C as a result of treatment with National Health Service supplied blood or blood products prior to September 1991. Work on this is ongoing.

Sub-Saharan Africa (Corruption and the Economy) (1 July 2015)

Stephen Phillips: ...for her family on an income of less than a dollar a day. There is no father, for he passed away some time ago from a virus with which many in the developed world live full and long lives. Whether the mother has HIV, whether she will survive to see her sons grow to manhood, neither she nor we know. But our world, and even the world of our procurement manager, is a world wholly unknown to...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Tuberculosis (1 July 2015) See 2 other results from this answer

Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding her Department allocates each year to ensure that people in the developing world living with HIV who have also contracted tuberculosis have access to anti-tuberculosis drugs.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Africa: Tuberculosis (1 July 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Baroness Nye: ...Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made, if any, of the proportion of tuberculosis cases in (1) Malawi, (2) Mozambique, (3) Nigeria, and (4) Rwanda occurring in people living with HIV.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Africa: Tuberculosis (1 July 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead: ...8217;s Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the proportion of tuberculosis cases in (1) South Africa, (2) Tanzania, (3) Uganda, (4) Zambia, (5) Zimbabwe occurring in people living with HIV.

Psychoactive Substances Bill [HL] — Committee (2nd Day) (30 June 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Howarth of Newport: ...drug abuse is a health issue and not a criminal issue. I would suggest to the House that the results have been most impressive. Over five years, the number of people injecting drugs halved; drug-related deaths and new HIV infections more than halved; drug use among the 15 to 24 year-old age group fell; there was no rise in use in the older age groups; very importantly, the rates of...

Sierra Leone — Question for Short Debate (29 June 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Patel: ...better financial resources to support its health system? The noble Baroness referred to the fact that more deaths are now occurring because of the collapse in the health system due to tuberculosis, malaria and HIV/AIDS. Referrals to doctors and the health system have completely failed. Fewer than 20% of pregnant women now seek help during pregnancy or attend antenatal classes. If this is...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Viral Diseases (29 June 2015)

Liz McInnes: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what basis his Department decided the national waiting time criteria for referral to (a) specialist services for HIV treatment and (b) hepatitis C treatment; and what the reason is for the difference in duration between the two sets of criteria.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Viral Diseases: Research (26 June 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Michael Fabricant: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 9 June 2015 to Question 740, if he will commission comparative research into the incidence of hepatitis B and HIV infection in (a) the national population, (b) the population of men who have sex with men and (c) men in a civil partnership or married to a man.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Perinatal Mortality: Screening (24 June 2015)

Ben Gummer: ...the advice of the UK National Screening Committee the NHS Infectious Diseases in Pregnancy Screening Programme is offered in England. It aims to identify pregnant women with syphilis, hepatitis B, HIV and susceptibility to rubella so they can be offered appropriate follow-on tests and treatments so the risk of the infection being passed on to the child can be substantially reduced....

Psychoactive Substances Bill [HL]: Committee (1st Day) (23 June 2015)

Lord Howarth of Newport: ...propose in the Bill seems a project doomed to failure. Over the years, the Government have lacked conviction in the enforcement of prohibition. The noble Lord, Lord Fowler, to his immense credit, when faced with the challenge of HIV and AIDS in the 1980s, wisely and humanely decided that to provide clean needles and needle exchanges was the right thing to do and that harm prevention should...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination (19 June 2015)

Jane Ellison: ...who have sex with men (MSM). Following provisional advice issued by the JCVI last year that the HPV vaccine should be offered to MSM aged 16-40 years attending Genito-Urinary Medicine and HIV clinics, if it can be delivered at a cost effective price, the JCVI hopes to consider further evidence on this later this year. A final statement will be issued by the JCVI following the...

Bangladesh — [Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] (17 June 2015)

Anne Main: ...its millennium goals of eradicating extreme poverty and hunger; achieving universal primary education; promoting gender equality and empowerment of women; reducing child mortality; improving maternal healthcare; and combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. I know that good progress has been made on those goals, and, given the criticisms from some quarters about the largesse of our...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Health: Research (17 June 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Stephen McPartland: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to promote basic science research into (a) TB, (b) HIV/AIDS, (c) malaria and (d) other global health priorities.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Health: Research (17 June 2015)

Jo Johnson: ...to, the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP), which aims to accelerate the development of new or improved drugs, vaccines, microbicides and diagnostics against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other neglected diseases. In December 2014 the second phase of the partnership, EDCTP2, was launched, with funding of over 1billion euros over the next 10 years...

UN: Sustainable Development Goals — Question for Short Debate (16 June 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Barker: ...works. All of us in these debates are trying to help our Government to work towards a position of having the maximum influence in these very important discussions over the next few months. I want to talk about HIV/AIDS and ageing, two issues that concern me. In HIV, the concentration and focus brought about by the existence of the millennium development goals have made a true difference....

Sustainable Development Goals (16 June 2015)

Stephen Phillips: ...that is not the case there. People genuinely do not have enough food on which to live, and chronic undernutrition of children remains a very considerable problem, as does child mortality. I want to speak briefly about HIV therapy. There has been progress since the millennium development goals were introduced, but there remains a pervasive culture, particularly in much of Africa, in which...

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