To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the implications of emerging resistance to insecticides and drugs for the level of international financing required to eliminate malaria.
Our assessment is that insecticide and drug resistance pose a real threat to the recent progress seen on malaria. This is why DFID is a leading global funder of efforts to tackle malaria, through research funding, bilateral treatment and control programmes and our funding to multilateral institutions such as the Global Fund. This support includes developing new drugs and new insecticides, in response to current levels of insecticide resistance. We also support drug management programmes that decrease the chances of resistance building up, and other measures of tackling malaria, such as the use of bednets.