Africa (Tuberculosis)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — International Development – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 9th March 2005.

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Photo of Paddy Tipping Paddy Tipping Labour, Sherwood 11:30 am, 9th March 2005

Does the Minister accept that there is a serious crisis in Africa, where around 10 million people are co-infected with HIV and TB? TB cases are rising by 4 per cent. a year in Africa, but in parts of the region only one in three have a full course of TB drugs. Will that issue be raised at the G7 summit?