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International Development: NHS Links

House of Lords written question – answered on 10th January 2008.

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Photo of Baroness Finlay of Llandaff Baroness Finlay of Llandaff Crossbench

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What kinds of government funds are accessible to NHS Links that are already established but need small-scale investment in order to grow and diversify their contribution to international development goals.

Photo of Lord Darzi of Denham Lord Darzi of Denham Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health)

The Government support the Tropical Health and Education Trust to encourage and support NHS Links. The funding for this is through a grant of £500,000, over three years. In addition, the Government fund the trust's health strategy adviser, whose primary role is to encourage the participation of United Kingdom health institutions in forming partnerships in developing countries.

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