Malawi

International Development written question – answered on 24th February 2005.

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Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of the funds from the new six-year health programme for Malawi, announced in December 2004, is earmarked for salaries of health workers in Malawi.

Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn The Secretary of State for International Development

The salary component of the new six-year health programme in Malawi will cost $100 million including a 50 per cent. increase in salary for existing health workers and the salaries of additional health workers. This salary component represents about half of the total cost of the Emergency Human Resources Programme, which also includes training of Malawian health workers and the provision of expatriate volunteer specialists. DFID is contributing £55 million towards that programme or about half the total cost. Other smaller contributions will come from the Global Fund, UN agencies and bilateral donors. In addition, DFID is contributing £45 million towards the separate Essential Health Package component, making a total contribution of £100 million to the Malawi's health programme over the next six years.

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