Developing Countries: Malaria

Department for International Development written question – answered on 26th March 2015.

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Photo of Stephen O'Brien Stephen O'Brien Conservative, Eddisbury

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her Department's spend on malaria control was in 2013-14.

Photo of Desmond Swayne Desmond Swayne The Minister of State, Department for International Development

In 2013-14 we estimate that the UK Government spend on malaria control was £536 million. This has been calculated using the methodology detailed in the Malaria Framework of Results. This can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/67642/malaria-framework-for-results.pdf.

Malaria death rates have been falling globally since 2010 and the UK investments have significantly contributed to this achievement. According to analysis of current trends by the World Health Organization, by 2015, six high burden countries are on track to halve malaria mortality from a 2009 baseline and another six high burden countries are on track to achieve a 40-50% reduction in malaria attributable deaths. More detail on the UK’s achievements can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/410980/DFID_Mid-Year_Report_Achievements_Annex.pdf.

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