South Sudan: Health Services

Department for International Development written question – answered on 30th July 2015.

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Photo of The Earl of Sandwich The Earl of Sandwich Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to secure a medical pipeline in areas where the government of South Sudan is unable to provide basic drugs for health clinics.

Photo of Baroness Verma Baroness Verma The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development

DFID has provided £11.5 million to the jointly funded (US, Norway and UK) Emergency Medicines Fund for drug distribution in the three conflict states of South Sudan. In addition, critical gaps in the other seven states are being covered through the £120m DFID-managed Health Pooled Fund supported by US and World Health Organisation.

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