Developing Countries: Tuberculosis

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 discussions she has had with her US counterpart on the potential effect of proposed reductions in the State Department's budget on global efforts to combat TB in developing countries.

Photo of Patrick Grady Patrick Grady SNP Chief Whip

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations she has made to her counterpart in the US on that country's commitment to combatting TB in developing countries.

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 and US work together closely on the Board of the Global Fund which is the largest international financer of TB care globally. There is also significant DFID-USAID collaboration, at official and Ministerial level, on global health programmes and policies, including joint funding arrangements at country level and joint engagement on international partnerships.

The previous Secretary of State has had significant engagement with her US counterpart, USAID Administrator Mark Green. They had agreed to hold the next UK/US strategic dialogue on development in early 2018; while the exact date has not yet been confirmed it is likely to be in January or February.

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