House of Lords
Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne (Liberal Democrat)
To ask Her Majesty's Government why the Department for International Development (DfID) in Mozambique spent 1.2% of its budget on reproductive, maternal and newborn health there in the light of the statement in DfID's annual report that maternal mortality is the only Millennium Development Goal indicator severely off track in Mozambique.
Baroness Northover (Whip, House of Lords; Liberal Democrat)
Between April 2010 and March 2011, the Department for International Development (DflD) in Mozambique spent 23% of its budget on health, of which 1.2% went directly to reproductive, maternal and newborn health. In addition, spending on policy and administrative management, infectious disease control, health personnel development and sexually transmitted infections helped improve maternal and newborn health.
In 2011, Britain's interventions in Mozambique resulted in 35,000 births being delivered with medical assistance; 1,700 pregnant women being treated for malaria; and improved access to modern methods of contraceptives for an additional 56,400 women.