Archives - December 2007
19 December 2007 - Merry Christmas
Tony Lloyd MP would like to wish all of his constituents and visitors a very Merry Christmas and all best wishes for the new year.
1 December 2007 - World Aids Day at Manchester University
On Friday 30 December, Tony Lloyd once again joined members of the Stop Aids Campaign at Manchester University to take part in activities recognising World Aids Day on the 1st December. Stop Aids is a national organisation campaigning for access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS sufferers.
Tony Lloyd said, "As the recent joint UNAIDS-World Health Organisation report shows, there are 33.2 million people living with HIV and AIDS worldwide in 2007. UNAIDS estimates that every day, over 6,800 people become infected with HIV, and over 5,700 people die from AIDS. That's a death from AIDS every 15 seconds.
"Given the scale of this challenge I am proud that this Labour Government has invested so much in HIV and AIDS programmes. The UK is the world's second largest bilateral donor, pledging to spend 1.5 billion on HIV/AIDS programmes in the three years up to 2008. 150 million of this money is targeted on meeting the needs of children affected by AIDS."
To find out more about World Aids Day, please visit their website.