The International Development Committee announced an inquiry into Progress on Implementation of DFID’s HIV/AIDS Strategy on 16 July 2009.
The Committee published its final Report on 1 December 2009. See Chairman's Comments for further detail.
The Government Response was published on 2 March 2010.
Terms of reference
It has been the practice of the International Development Committee in this Parliament to examine HIV/AIDS issues each year. Last year the Committee examined the Department for International Development’s new HIV/AIDS Strategy, Achieving Universal Access , published in June 2008. This year’s inquiry will review progress on the issues raised by the Committee last year. In particular the Committee will assess the following:
- the process established by DFID for monitoring the performance and evaluating the impact of the Strategy
- progress on health systems strengthening and on an integrated approach to HIV/AIDS funding
- integration of HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care with other disease programmes, particularly tuberculosis and malaria
- the effectiveness of DFID’s Strategy in ensuring that marginalised and vulnerable groups receive prevention, treatment, care and support services
- the effectiveness of social protection programmes within the Strategy
- progress towards the commitment to universal access to anti-retroviral treatment and its impact on the effectiveness of care and treatment, particularly for women.
The written evidence submitted to the inquiry can be accessed via the TSO Parliamentary Publications page.
The transcript of oral evidence from the session held on 22 October 2009 can be accessed vis the TSO Publications page.
- Ms Fionnuala Murphy, Interact Worldwide, Mr Alvaro Bermejo, International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Ms Sally Joss and Mr Mike Podmore, UK Consortium on AIDS and International Development
- Mr Michael Foster MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Mr Jerry Ash, Team Leader, AIDS and Reproductive Health, and Mr Alastair Robb, Senior MDG Results Adviser, Department for International Development