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Developing Countries: Health Services

Question for Department for International Development

UIN HL2510, tabled on 20 October 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government in which countries UK aid is being used to fund private healthcare provision.

Answered on

31 October 2016

The UK supports developing countries across Africa and Asia to make faster progress towards universal health coverage, with a focus on ensuring that poor people can use the health services they need without the risk of financial hardship associated with direct out-of-pocket payments. Poor people often rely on non-state service providers for much of their health care. The UK therefore supports private providers where this offers the best value for money in reaching the poor with good quality services.