CDC: Coronavirus

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 7th September 2020.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with representatives of the CDC on private hospitals in receipt of funding from his Department making a profit during the covid-19 pandemic.

Photo of James Duddridge James Duddridge Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office ministers and officials are engaged in regular discussions with the CDC Chairman and Executive Leadership Team.

CDC is delivering a counter-cyclical response that supports developing countries in Africa and South Asia to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. Healthcare providers in CDC's portfolio are working to support national governments in their efforts to deal with COVID-19 including through providing specific support to government requests for designating isolation wards or units.

MedAccess, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CDC, recently announced a new partnership with UNICEF to secure vital COVID-19 medical products, including diagnostic tests and clinical management supplies, for low- and middle-income countries. MedAccess, will provide a guarantee of up to £37.3 million to help accelerate access to medical supplies in the fight against the pandemic.

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