To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment she has made of the impact of her Department’s planned reduction of funding to multilateral organisations on global efforts to (a) end the epidemics of (i) AIDS, (ii) malaria and (iii) tuberculosis and (b) reduce the number of deaths caused by those diseases.
The UK is and will continue to be a leading donor on AIDS, malaria and TB, in particular through our continued financial and leadership contributions to multilaterals that work on these diseases such as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria and UNAIDS. We have not yet finalised allocations to specific multilateral institutions. We will also continue to invest in research to develop new approaches to tackling these diseases to ensure continued progress. Our investments, such as the first child friendly antimalarial treatment and a new PCR based technology to test for TB will continue to make a world leading difference to reduce the number of deaths caused by AIDS, TB and malaria.