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Developing Countries: Health

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

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Photo of Julian Huppert Julian Huppert Liberal Democrat, Cambridge

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans her Departmernt has to replace the current research strategy for new drugs, diagnostics and vaccines when it expires at the end of 2013.

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

In August 2013, the UK Government committed to investing a further £138 million over the next five years to support the development of new drugs, vaccines and diagnostic tools to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases that affect the poorest in society. The funding has been awarded to nine partner organisations, as a means of bringing together experts in the field whilst sharing the costs and risks.

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