MPs criticise government’s international strategy on HIV and AIDS

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 02 December 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5205
  1. Geoff Watts
  1. 1London

    A parliamentary committee has expressed concern at aspects of the UK government’s current strategy to tackle HIV and AIDS around the world. They say if focuses too heavily on developing general comprehensive health services at the expense of specific care packages, such as preventive services.

    A report by the International Development Committee, published on 1 December, world AIDS day, suggests that government plans may not be fully effective in providing prevention and care services, in dealing with the interactions between HIV and diseases such as tuberculosis, and in integrating sexual and reproductive health programmes with programmes for people with HIV.

    MPs applauded the allocation of substantial funds to the Department for International Development to strengthen health systems as part of …

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