Developing Countries: Cancer

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 29th March 2017.

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Photo of Baroness Tonge Baroness Tonge Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what funding they give to the International Atomic Energy Authority for the prevention and treatment of cancer in low- and middle-income member states.

Photo of Lord Prior of Brampton Lord Prior of Brampton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

The UK makes annual contributions to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Technical Cooperation Fund. In financial year 2016-2017 the UK contributed just over £3.1 million to the fund. This fund delivers a range of development projects including, but not limited to, those that build human and technical capacity to diagnose and treat cancer, and those that promote and support improved access to quality cancer treatment services for local populations.

The UK also supports the Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT) – which provides comprehensive cancer care to low- and middle-income countries worldwide – as one of a wide range of IAEA activities funded through the UK’s annual payments to the IAEA’s Regular Budget.

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