Sub-Saharan Africa: Infectious Diseases:Written question - 221550

Asked by Tom Brake
(Carshalton and Wallington)
Asked on: 14 February 2019
Department for International Development
Sub-Saharan Africa: Infectious Diseases
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support programmes to tackle incidences of (a) AIDS, (b) TB and (c) Malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.
Answered by: Harriett Baldwin
Answered on: 20 February 2019

The UK is a global leader on efforts to tackle all three diseases in sub-Saharan Africa. We are the second largest funder of the current Replenishment of the Global Fund. The Global Fund accounts for two thirds of all international funding for TB, 60% for malaria and 20% for HIV/AIDS. Approximately 65% of Global Fund disbursements go to countries in sub-Saharan Africa, where the number of HIV and malaria cases are highest. In addition, we provide support through a range of other country, regional and global programmes.

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