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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.

Written Answers — Health: Chlamydia (23 June 2014)

Jane Ellison: ...and wider sexual health matters (e.g. condom use, contraception), including via a website; Supporting the implementation of specific programmes to increase chlamydia screening rates, such as the ‘3Cs and HIV Programme’. This is currently being piloted across England to encourage the routine offer of chlamydia screening, alongside information on contraception and condoms, to...

Written Answers — Health: HIV Infection (23 June 2014)

Mike Freer: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost per patient was of antiretroviral therapy for HIV in the latest year for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Health: Sexually Transmitted Infections (23 June 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Simon Burns: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what progress has been made on the development of the HIV/STI national clinical audit; and if he will make a statement; (2) what the current timetable is for the development of the HIV/STI national clinical audit; (3) how many expressions of interest from eligible providers to develop the HIV/STI national clinical audit NHS England has received...

Business of the House: Backbench Business — [Unallotted day] — The UK’s Relationship with Africa (19 June 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Tony Baldry: ...for Vaccines and Immunisation have meant that more than 300 million children have been immunised with GAVI-supported vaccines. African Governments’ commitments alongside strong donor support have ensured access to antiretroviral treatments for HIV/AIDS to grow from below 15% in 2005 to well over 50% now. More children in Africa get to sleep under a bed net that can protect them from...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Developing Countries: HIV Infection (19 June 2014)

Lord Lexden: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much they spent in each of the last three years on the prevention and control of HIV infection in the developing world through (1) multilateral bodies, and (2) bilateral programmes.

Written Answers — Health: Genito-urinary Medicine (19 June 2014)

Jane Ellison: Public Health England plans to publish "Making it work; a guide to whole system commissioning for sexual and reproductive health and HIV" by the end of July 2014.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Post-2015 Development Framework (18 June 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Mark Lazarowicz: The Secretary of State will be aware that HIV/AIDS remains one of the world’s greatest public health challenges. While over 10 million people from low to middle-income countries are receiving antiretroviral treatment, about another 20 million are not. What is the right hon. Lady doing about this issue, and how will it be taken up in the millennium development goals process?

Written Answers — Health: Medical Treatments (18 June 2014)

Jason McCartney: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients have not received homecare medicines and products on time for treatment of (a) cystic fibrosis, (b) HIV and (c) rheumatoid arthritis in the last year.

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