Tropical Diseases

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 15th June 2022.

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Photo of Claire Hanna Claire Hanna Social Democratic and Labour Party, Belfast South

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what (a) steps her Department plans to take and (b) investment her Department has committed in relation to helping to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals on neglected tropical diseases.

Photo of Amanda Milling Amanda Milling Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The UK has made a substantial contribution to global progress on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and will continue to fund multilateral organisations which contribute to global progress on NTDs, such as the World Health Organisation. Our investments will continue to support countries, including those affected by NTDs, to strengthen their health systems to deliver essential health services. We will also continue to invest in research and innovation in new drugs and diagnostics through world-leading Product Development Partnerships (public private partnerships that are highly successful in developing health technologies) and other research organisations. This will include research on NTDs and other diseases.

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