Sub-Saharan Africa: Infectious Diseases

Department for International Development written question – answered on 20th February 2019.

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Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Trade), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support programmes to tackle incidences of (a) AIDS, (b) TB and (c) Malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.

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 UK is a global leader on efforts to tackle all three diseases in sub-Saharan Africa. We are the second largest funder of the current Replenishment of the Global Fund. The Global Fund accounts for two thirds of all international funding for TB, 60% for malaria and 20% for HIV/AIDS. Approximately 65% of Global Fund disbursements go to countries in sub-Saharan Africa, where the number of HIV and malaria cases are highest. In addition, we provide support through a range of other country, regional and global programmes.

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