One of Youth Stop AIDS' key calls from its It Ain't Over campaign has been heeded as the International Development Committee have today annnounced an inquiry into the Department for International Development's (DFID, UK) work on HIV & AIDS.
The one-off session will look at the coherence and effectiveness of DFID's strategy, how it monitors and tracks it work, its level of publicly stated committment and the role of the UK Government’s presence at HIV & AIDS conferences. Youth Stop AIDS and Restless Development will be submitting written evidence to the enquiry. You can find out more evidence about the session here.
Tabitha Ha, Youth Stop AIDS campaign coordinator at Restless Development said:
“Complacency is a killer and we’re delighted that the International Development Committee are taking action by launching an inquiry into DFID’s approach to HIV & AIDS. AIDS is now the second biggest killer of young people in the world. In 2000 it wasn’t even in the top ten.
“Over the years, the UK has been a global leader in the fight to end AIDS. But we’ve taken our eye off the ball. We hope this inquiry will lead to DFID carrying out a thorough review of its approach to HIV & AIDS and once again step up its programmatic and political leadership on this issue. We can beat AIDS, but it ain’t over yet.”
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