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Parliamentary questions
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17 April 2019
Question for written answer E-001936-19
to the Commission
Rule 130
Daniele Viotti (S&D)

 Subject:  Reduction in funding for HIV/AIDS prevention projects
 Answer in writing 

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) continues to pose a serious public health problem in EU countries, with over 25 000 new cases being reported every year. EU policy focuses on prevention and support for people living with HIV/AIDS, strengthening cooperation between national authorities and civil society and identifying the policies needed to reduce the number of new infections. Projects aimed at preventing sexually transmitted diseases are funded through the EU health programme: the Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA) has funded several projects in this field since 2003.

However, since 2016 the funding of CHAFEA calls for tenders has fallen sharply from EUR 46 million (allocated in 2008 and 2009 for the implementation of the second Community action programme on health 2008-2013) to a few million euros, without the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV/AIDS being considered a priority action for these programmes.

Given the situation described above and the importance of information and the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases to protect citizens’ health, can the Commission report what action it will take to restore adequate funding for such projects?

Original language of question: IT 
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