Developing Countries: Medical Treatments

International Development written question – answered on 21st December 2010.

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Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter Conservative, Central Suffolk and North Ipswich

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department has allocated funding to promote the use of tranexamic acid in reducing death in patients with significant haemorrhage; and whether he plans to take steps to enable tranexamic acid to be included in the World Health Organisation Essential Medicines pack.

Photo of Stephen O'Brien Stephen O'Brien The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development

The UK Government do not make specific allocations for the use of particular medicines in developing countries.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) makes recommendations on the selection of medicines for a variety of purposes based on a thorough assessment of evidence of comparative effectiveness. It is important that these processes are based on objective review and not on the interventions of member states.

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