Extract from uncorrected copy of National Assembly Debates for 16th May 2018
JOINT REPORT OF THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND CHILD CARE AND THE THEMATIC COMMITTEE ON HIV/AIDS ON THE EVIDENCE GATHERED DURING THE PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THE PUBLIC HEALTH [BILL H. B. 7, 2017].
1.1 Pursuant to Section 141 (b) of the Constitution which states that; “Parliament must ensure that interested parties are consulted about Bills being considered by Parliament..”, the Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care together with the Thematic Committee HIV and AIDS conducted public hearings in each of the ten provinces of the country. Participants at these public hearings included: representatives from doctors and nurses associations, environmental health technicians, local authorities, persons with disabilities, students, lecturers, religious leaders, women, youths, the elderly amongst others. The following are some of the key findings from the public hearings.