Commonwealth: Health

Department for International Development written question – answered on 24th April 2017.

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Photo of David Mackintosh David Mackintosh Conservative, Northampton South

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with her Commonwealth counterparts on tackling (a) malaria and (b) other global health threats.

Photo of James Wharton James Wharton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development

Discussions with Commonwealth members and other countries on global health threats including malaria take place through a number of international bodies, for example the World Health Organization, the UN General Assembly, and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.

The Secretary of State for International Development has visited Commonwealth countries including India, Pakistan, and Sierra Leone since taking office, and has used these visits to discuss a range of critical issues, including health and development.

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