International Development Committee Announcement


Wednesday 5 December 2007, 09.15am

Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

To mark World AIDS Day, the International Development Committee will be investigating the relationship between HIV/AIDS and Maternal Health in an evidence session to be held on 5 December 2007.

The complex intersections between HIV, women's health, gender inequality and violence demand integrated responses to these issues from governments and donors. This session will explore possible strategies for integrated responses and ask how successful the UK's Department for International Development (DFID), the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria and other international institutions have been in building such linkages.

At 9.15am:

€ Professor Charlotte Watts, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

€ Peter Godfrey-Faussett, Chair, Technical Review Panel, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria

€ Catharine Taylor, Lead Specialist for Maternal Health, HLSP

At 10.15am:

€ Dr Gill Greer, Director-General, International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)


Committee Membership is as follows: Malcolm Bruce MP (Chairman, Lib Dem), John Battle MP (Lab), Hugh Bayley MP (Lab), John Bercow MP (Con), Richard Burden MP (Lab), Stephen Crabb MP (Con), Mr Quentin Davies MP (Lab), James Duddridge MP (Con), Ann McKechin MP (Lab), Jim Sheridan (Lab), Mr Marsha Singh (Lab), Sir Robert Smith MP (Lib Dem).

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