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Health: Polio

House of Lords written question – answered on 24th January 2011.

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Photo of Lord Crisp Lord Crisp Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government what they are doing to support global efforts to eradicate polio.

Photo of Baroness Verma Baroness Verma Lords Spokesperson (Home Office) (Equalities and Women's Issues), Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Lords Spokesperson (Department for International Development)

The UK Government are a long term supporter of polio eradication and provide support through annual contributions to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), based in the World Health Organisation. Officials at the Department for International Development (DfID) are closely engaged with GPEI, other key donors and endemic and formerly endemic country governments over the policy challenges to elimination that remain.

In 2010, UK support contributed about 10 per cent of the surveillance, staff and other costs associated with vaccinating up to 167 million children under five years, underpinned by a financial contribution of £100 million over five years. UK funding is not earmarked, enabling GPEI to allocate it against current priorities.

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