Memorandum submitted by the Medical Research
Please find attached the MRC's submission to
the International Development Committee's inquiry. I apologise
for the lateness with which we are making this available to you.
As the document points out, the MRC's HIV/AIDS
research programmes in Africa are tailored to offer health solutions
that reflect the needs of host societies. The MRC's strategy in
this area is essentially threefold:
fundamental research into aspects
research into prevention and public
The development of partnerships between the
MRC, Government departments in the respective countries, local
research institutions and local communities is an integral part
of the MRC's approach. The MRC also has a well-established relationship
with the Department for International Development.
Incidentally, the programme in Ugandaone
of the three programmes highlighted in our submissionwas
the subject of a presentation that the MRC gave in February 1999
to the All-Party Group on AIDS and the All-Party Group on Population,
Development and Reproductive Health. Please contact our Parliamentary
Officer, Pippa Hawkesford, if you would like a copy of the note
from that meeting.