To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding her Department has allocated to programmes combating malaria in each of the last five financial years; and whether her Department plans to protect the current level of funding in real terms over the next five financial years.
DFID tackles malaria through bilateral programmes in countries, research, multilateral funding to the Global Fund and the World Health Organisation, and through activities such as strengthening health systems in endemic countries. DFID is currently the second largest global funder of the effort against malaria and expects to remain a leading global donor in the future.
DFID’s level of spend on direct malaria control activities and multilateral contributions for 2011-2015, including the £1.1 billion investment in the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, are published as part of “Data underlying Statistics on International Development” alongside wider DFID and UK Government spending. DFID’s estimates of total UK Government malaria spend take into account the broader activities to tackle malaria, and show spend of £499m for 2016/17.