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Overseas Aid: Disease Control

International Development written question – answered on 10th January 2008.

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Photo of Annette Brooke Annette Brooke Shadow Spokesperson (Children, Schools and Families), Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much of his Department's bilateral spending is directed towards (a) tuberculosis and (b) tuberculosis/HIV; whether the UK's strategy on HIV and AIDS for 2008 to 2012 will include a specific target on tuberculosis/HIV co-infection reduction; and what steps he plans to take to support an integrated response to tuberculosis and HIV in other countries.

Photo of Shahid Malik Shahid Malik Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for International Development

DFID bilateral expenditure on HIV and AIDS activities in 2006-07 was £348 million and bilateral expenditure targeting communicable disease control, including tuberculosis, was £79 million. There is additional DFID spending on poverty reduction budget support and health system strengthening which help address all major causes of ill health, including TB and HIV. We are unable to systematically capture the amount spent on HIV/TB collaborative activities.

The UK's updated strategy on HIV and AIDS will include addressing TB/HIV co-infection. DFID strongly supports an integrated response to TB and HIV. We support this through a range of different channels including our support to international organisations and partnerships, such as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the World Health Organisation, UNAIDS, the Stop TB Partnership and funding research into HIV/TB co-infection.

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