Developing Countries: Diseases

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

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Photo of Alex Chalk Alex Chalk Conservative, Cheltenham

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of UK official development assistance was allocated for the treatment of diabetes and other non-communicable diseases in each of the last three years.

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

Details of the UK’s official development assistance spend on health are published in Statistics on International Development Our reporting is based on internationally agreed OECD Development Assistance Committee (OECD-DAC) codes, as part of our commitment to transparent reporting of development assistance in a way that permits international comparisons. Non-communicable diseases and diabetes are not categories within the OECD-DAC codes.

As part of the UK’s commitment to achieving the Global Goals, DFID supports countries to build stronger health systems that can respond to both the existing disease burden and changing health needs, including non-communicable diseases.

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