Developing Countries: Health Services

Department for International Development written question – answered on 7th March 2018.

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Photo of Stuart McDonald Stuart McDonald Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Immigration, Asylum and Border Control)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Government response to the Fifth Report of the International Development Committee, Session 2014-15, HC 816, whether the Department has developed its position paper on health systems strengthening.

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

As recognised by the Fifth Report of the International Development Committee, DFID is a world-leader in health systems strengthening. A good health system delivers quality services to all people when and where they need them, addresses the social determinants of health such as nutrition and sanitation, and can prevent and respond to shocks such as disease outbreaks. DFID is in the final stages of developing a position paper on how we will work with developing countries to create strong and resilient health systems.

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