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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1745A1: tabled on 02 July 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 12 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown on 24 June 2009. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from `2010' to `and' in line 9 and insert `notes that no company has yet agreed to sign up to putting drugs to treat HIV into the UNITAID or other patent pools, and urges pharmaceutical companies to do so;'.

Original motion text

That this House notes with concern that around the world 15 million children have lost one or more parents due to AIDS; notes that only 31 per cent. of adults and barely 10 per cent. of children in need of HIV treatment have access to it and that access to prevention is also limited; further notes that there is a lack of appropriate HIV treatments for children, and that the number of adults who have become resistant to basic HIV treatment and require more expensive medicines is increasing; recognises that pharmaceutical companies have a vital role to play in helping to achieve universal access to prevention, treatment, care and support by 2010; welcomes the fact that many companies have chosen voluntarily to sign up to new patent pool arrangements; and calls for governments, businesses and voluntary organisations to work together in tackling the epidemic.