Developing Countries: Tuberculosis

Department for International Development written question – answered on 13th September 2018.

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Photo of Rehman Chishti Rehman Chishti Vice-Chair, Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department is allocating to the global effort to tackle tuberculosis in the current Parliament.

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)

DFID supports tuberculosis (TB) control through bilateral and multilateral channels. The Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria is the principal mechanism the UK uses to finance our contribution to combat TB. We have pledged up to £1.2 billion for 2017-2019 to the Global Fund.

Our purely bilateral spending on TB control for 2016, which we publish by calendar year, was £2.6m. Data beyond 2016 has not yet been published.

These figures do not capture all our spending on TB control, which benefits from our sizeable investment in global health research, cross health sector global and country programmes and our large investment in many health UN agencies.

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