Tanzania: Genito-urinary Medicine

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 16th November 2018.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Foreign Secretary

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterpart in Tanzania on restrictions recently imposed on access to medical care for HIV-positive men and women in government-run sexual health clinics in that country; and what steps the UK Government is taking to help safeguard the provision of such services by alternative means in that country.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Joint with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

We are not aware of any new restrictions currently imposed by the Government of Tanzania on access to medical care for HIV-positive men and women in government run health clinics in Tanzania. We continue to closely monitor the situation. Our High Commission in Tanzania remains in regular contact with government officials, including the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. Medical services and programmes should be accessible, non-discriminatory and equitable for all.

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