COMMONS

UK's efforts to fight HIV, Malaria, TB and Polio examined

04 July 2019

This evidence session will explore the achievements of both the Global Fund and GPEI  initiatives, including any lessons learned and the UK’s commitments and role in the Global Fund and GPEI, helping to fight and eradicate HIV, Malaria, TB and Polio.

Witnesses

Wednesday 10 July 2019, Committee Room 6, Palace of Westminster

At 3.45pm

  • Mike Podmore, Director, STOPAIDS
  • Laura Kerr, Senior Policy Advocacy Officer, Results UK

At 4.30pm

Department for International Development

  • Rt Hon Dr Andrew Murrison MP, Minister of State for International Development and Minister of State for the Middle East at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Daniel Graymore, Head of Global Funds Department
  • Claire Moran, Head of Human Development Department 

Purpose of the Session

The Global Fund is global health partnership that seeks to tackle HIV, Malaria and TB. It is about to enter its sixth replenishment cycle and is seeking at least $14 billion for the funding period 2020-2022. The UK government pledged £1.4 billion at the G20 summit on 28 June.

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) aims to eradicate Polio. Cases of Polio have decreased by 99% since 1988, and it had been hoped that by 2019 GPEI would begin to wind down. Instead, due to a worrying increase in polio cases in Pakistan and Afghanistan, a decision was made by the Polio Oversight Board in late 2018 that the GPEI will continue its work to guide and support countries on the path towards eradication for at least another four years and will not wind down as planned in 2019. GPEI is now seeking $4.2 billion for the period 2019-2023.

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