Developing Countries: Hearing Impairment

Department for International Development written question – answered on 8th March 2018.

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Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Labour, Poplar and Limehouse

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding her Department has allocated to deafness programmes in each of the last five years.

Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Labour, Poplar and Limehouse

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much his Department has allocated to deafness programmes in each country for which aid was provided in each of the last five years.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin 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 information requested is not collated centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

However, people with disabilities, including deaf people, benefit from many DFID programmes. For example, through the Girls Education Challenge, DFID supported over 40,000 girls with disabilities, including girls who are deaf, to access an education in countries including Kenya and Uganda.

Through the Disability Catalyst Programme, the UK supports Disabled Persons Organisations to advocate for the rights of deaf people in developing countries including Haiti and Rwanda, including projects preventing violence and advocating for access to education and employment.

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