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Developing Countries: Diseases

Department for International Development written question – answered on 27th July 2017.

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Photo of Lord Alton of Liverpool Lord Alton of Liverpool Crossbench

Her Majesty's Government whether the Department for International Development intends only to focus on eradicable neglected tropical diseases.

Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Minister of State, Department for International Development

DFID is tackling a range of neglected tropical diseases. One of these, Guinea Worm, is close to eradication. On others – for example schistosomiasis, trachoma and lymphatic filariasis – we are part of a global effort to control and eliminate infections. DFID support to action against these diseases is determined by disease burden, value for money, and the impact on the poor and vulnerable populations they affect.

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