The All-Party Parliamentary Group on HIV & AIDS today hosted a parliamentary event to mark the launch of the HIV Prevention Innovation Fund on the 18th November in the Houses of Parliament. The event was hosted by Mike Freer MP, Chair of the APPG on HIV and AIDS with contributions from Public Health Minister, Jane Ellison MP and Owen Brigstock-Barron Public Health England.
The All Party Parliamentary Group on HIV and AIDS is hosting a Parliamentary event to mark the launch of the HIV Prevention Innovation Fund. The fund is providing £500,000 to seven new innovative local HIV Prevention projects.
The launch event will also see the publication of Public Health England’s HIV in the UK 2015 Report (Part 2) and an announcement on the first National HIV Self Sampling Service which aims to deliver up to 50,000 HIV home sampling kits annually across England.
On the 4th November the All Party Parliamentary Group on HIV & AIDS hosted a productive parliamentary panel discussion exploring the need to address HIV & AIDS to improve the lives of women and girls. The panel included DFID Minister Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP, President Obama’s Ambassador on HIV & AIDS, Deborah Birx, UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director Luis Loures and Luisa Orza, a prominent activist.
The APPG on HIV & AIDS is hosting a panel discussion with Deborah Birx, US Ambassador responsible for PEPFAR and the Rt Hon Grant Shapps Minister for International Development exploring why an end to AIDS is a crucial step in improving the lives of women and girls.