Vaccination: Research

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered at on 11 December 2023.

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Photo of Maggie Throup Maggie Throup Conservative, Erewash

To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what funding his Department provided for vaccine research and development in each of the last five years; and what he plans to provide in each of the next five years.

Photo of Andrew Mitchell Andrew Mitchell Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development), Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development and Africa)

Over the last 5 financial years (2018/19 to 2022/23) the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) have invested the following amounts in research and development for vaccines to combat diseases of poverty for use in low and lower middle-income countries:

2018/19

2019/20

2020/21

2021/22

2022/23

£8,528,752

£29,589,803

£213,773,395

£2,391,511

£13,012,567

To date, FCDO has entered into agreements to invest the following amounts on vaccine Research and Development over the next 5 financial years (2023/24 to 2027/28)*:

2023/24

2024/25

2025/26

2026/27

2027/28

£17,008,587

£18,626,489

£17,253,808

£17,000,000

£0

* The overall investment in vaccine development could increase as a result of a planned funding competition for the research and development of health products to combat diseases of poverty.

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