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Developing Countries: Malaria

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

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Photo of Anne-Marie Trevelyan Anne-Marie Trevelyan Conservative, Berwick-upon-Tweed

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the effect on economic growth in countries where malaria is endemic.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

An error has been identified in the written answer given on 23 October 2017.

The correct answer should have been:

The World Health Organisation estimates that the support provided between 2000 and 2015, including that by the UK Government, resulted in a 6.8 million reduction in deaths globally. These life expectancy gains are valued at US$2.040 US$2040 billion which, for comparison, equates to 3.6% of the total gross domestic product (GDP) of malaria affected countries in 2015.

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Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

The World Health Organisation estimates that the support provided between 2000 and 2015, including that by the UK Government, resulted in a 6.8 million reduction in deaths globally. These life expectancy gains are valued at US$2.040 US$2040 billion which, for comparison, equates to 3.6% of the total gross domestic product (GDP) of malaria affected countries in 2015.

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