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Global Fund to Fight AIDS Tuberculosis and Malaria

Volume 501: debated on Wednesday 25 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether he has made a recent assessment of the level of integration between the HIV/AIDS and sexual and reproductive health and rights aspects of programmes funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and malaria to which his Department contributes. (301031)

The Global Fund has recently been subject to a rigorous five year independent evaluation including a study on health impact. The Department for International Development has engaged with this evaluation exercise and has taken note of its assessment of the level of integration between the HIV/AIDS and sexual and reproductive health and rights aspects of programmes funded by the Global Fund.

The evaluation contained a review of the HIV/AIDS portfolio including access to HIV testing, counselling, prevention of mother-child transmission (PMTCT), and preventative measures (condom distribution and education materials). A key recommendation is to strengthen prevention programmes. The study can be accessed on:

www.theglobalfund.org