Overseas Aid: Malaria

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 12th January 2021.

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Photo of James Davies James Davies Conservative, Vale of Clwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make it his policy to maintain the Government's £500m annual budget to tackle malaria internationally.

Photo of Wendy Morton Wendy Morton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the government to take the difficult decision to temporarily reduce ODA to 0.5% of GNI. The Foreign Secretary has set out a strategic approach to ensure maximum impact for our aid spend. Global health remains a priority. It is one of seven challenges where the Foreign Secretary believes UK aid can make the most difference.

In light of this decision, we are currently planning spend for the next financial year, and will be able to provide more information in due course. We will seek to remain one of the most generous donors in the world on malaria. The UK's current pledge to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria is our largest to date and will help to distribute 92 million bednets.

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