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Developing Countries: Tuberculosis

International Development written question – answered on 7th July 2011.

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Photo of Andrew George Andrew George Liberal Democrat, St Ives

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding his Department provided for research and development of (a) diagnostics, (b) drugs and (c) vaccines for tuberculosis in developing countries in each of the last five years.

Photo of Virendra Sharma Virendra Sharma Labour, Ealing, Southall

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding his Department provided for research and development of (a) diagnostics, (b) drugs and (c) vaccines for tuberculosis in each of the last five years.

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

The Department for International Development (DFID) is supporting a range of research programmes to promote the development of new diagnostics, drugs and vaccines for tuberculosis (TB). These include: the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), the Global Alliance for TB Drugs, and the Aeras Global T6 Vaccine Foundation. Funding amounts for the last five years are provided in the following table.

DFID funding
£
FIND Aeras Global Alliance for TB Drugs Total
2010-11 500,000 5,500,000 7,313,616 13,313,616
2009-10 1,500,000 4,000,000 5,686,384 11,186,384
2008-09 0 0 3,900,000 3,900,000
2007-08 0 0 900,000 900,000
2006-07 0 0 1,800,000 1,800,000
Total 2,000,000 9,500,000 19,600,000 31,100,000

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