H.R.5237 - Global Pediatric HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment Act110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7] (Introduced 02/06/2008)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||02/06/2008 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.|
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Summary: H.R.5237 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/06/2008)
Global Pediatric HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment Act - States that the U.S. government's response to the global HIV/AIDS pandemic should place high priority on: (1) prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS; and (2) care and treatment of all children affected by HIV/AIDS, including children orphaned by AIDS.
Requires that the global strategy under the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003: (1) establish a target for prevention of mother-to-child transmission efforts; (2) integrate prevention, care, and treatment with prevention of mother-to-child transmission programs; and (3) expand programs for children orphaned by AIDS.
Directs the Coordinator of United States Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Globally to establish the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission Panel which shall: (1) review activities to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV that receive financial assistance under this Act; and (2) provide recommendations to the Coordinator and to the appropriate congressional committees for of mother-to-child transmission prevention services under this Act.
Terminates the Panel 60 days after submission of a report required by this Act.