Developing Countries: Malaria

Department for International Development written question – answered on 13th November 2017.

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Photo of Patrick Grady Patrick Grady SNP Chief Whip

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the programmes which it funds to support the distribution of malaria nets do not use insecticides to which mosquitos have become resistant.

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 UK funds the distribution of bednets primarily through the Global Fund, and through direct procurement in some countries. The World Health Organisation tests and certifies the efficacy of new insecticide products such as bednets and both the Global Fund and our goods and equipment supplier only procure WHO approved bednets.

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