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Developing Countries: Tuberculosis

International Development written question – answered on 10th September 2013.

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Photo of Andrew George Andrew George Liberal Democrat, St Ives

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment she has made of the contribution that (a) the Stop TB Partnership and (b) TB Reach programme has made in (i) assisting her in meeting her Department's objectives and (ii) increasing case detection and treatment of people in developing countries who have active TB.

Photo of Lynne Featherstone Lynne Featherstone The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development

Our departmental objective is to help achieve the goals of the Global Plan to Stop TB to reduce deaths and prevalence of TB by half by 2015, compared to 1990 levels. This means we will be contributing to increasing case detection and treatment for people in developing countries with active TB.

DFID assesses its contributions to the Stop TB Partnership on an annual basis. The assessments have shown that these contributions represent good value for money in terms of reaching our objectives. DFID will also pay due attention to the external evaluation of the Partnership, which is expected to take place early next year. The TB Reach initiative has recently been independently evaluated and DFID is reviewing the report.

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