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Ebola

Department for International Development written question – answered on 30th October 2014.

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Photo of Jim Murphy Jim Murphy Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to increase the production of promising Ebola drugs and vaccines and to negotiate the prices of those drugs and vaccines.

Photo of Jim Murphy Jim Murphy Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much the Government is spending on accelerating the development of vaccines and medicines for Ebola.

Photo of Jim Murphy Jim Murphy Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the Government is contributing to the cost of the clinical trials currently being planned for candidate vaccines.

Photo of Justine Greening Justine Greening The Secretary of State for International Development

DFID is co-funding clinical trials to find a safe vaccine for Ebola as well as providing critical care on the ground. Britain is a world leader in medical research and mobilising our unique strengths to find a vaccine could be pivotal to containing Ebola and preventing future outbreaks.

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