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Nia Griffith MP met Harriet Harman, the Shadow International Development Secretary in Parliament this week to discuss progress in the global fight against HIV and AIDS.
With World AIDS Day on December 1st, Nia urged Harriet to keep the pressure on the government to continue the leadership the Labour Government provided in the global fight to tackle HIV and AIDS
Nia said:
“Many people in the Llanelli area care a great deal about tackling HIV and AIDS and regularly contact me about it. It was important to have the opportunity to meet with Harriet this week and raise the concerns of my constituents with her. I am proud of Labour’s leadership whilst in government to tackle this global scourge and I urged Harriet to make sure that she does everything she can to ensure the Coalition Government continues our work.
“With 33 million people still living with HIV worldwide, action now is vital if we are to make a real difference. I am disappointed that to date the government have failed to make clear its contribution to the Global Fund which is so important in fighting HIV and AIDS. No one country can hope to tackle the spread of HIV and AIDS alone – that is why international leadership is more important than ever”