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Durkan calls for access to PrEP HIV drugs

SDLP Health Spokesperson Mark H Durkan MLA has called for the Health Minister to bring forward a plan to commission Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) drugs as a preventive treatment for new HIV infections in Northern Ireland.
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Durkan demands answers on Western Trust underspend

SDLP Foyle MLA, Mark H Durkan, has said that questions must be answered about the underspend on learning disability in the Western Trust area.
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1,000 children needlessly die every year from sepsis

SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan has supported a call at Westminster for the government to commit to a new public awareness campaign aimed at tackling the deadly disease sepsis.
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Mental Health no priority for Sinn Féin

SDLP Health Spokesperson Fearghal McKinney has expressed alarm that Sinn Fein's manifesto contains just one single mention of mental health.
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Mark Durkan and Men B campaigners Darren and Emma Cowey

Durkan: Delight at deal on Men B Vaccine

SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan has welcomed today’s news that after a year of protracted price negotiations between the British government and drug manufacturers a deal has been struck which will see a life-saving vaccine against the deadly Meningitis B disease (Bexsero) available for free on the NHS for babies in Derry and across the North. Mr Durkan, who tabled parliamentary motions and campaigned at Westminster with the charity Meningitis Now calling on the government to introduce the new vaccine, has also supported the local campaign by Derry parents Emma and Darren Cowey who lost their nine-month-old son Jamie to Meningitis B in November 2004.
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