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Developing Countries: Tropical Diseases

Question for Department for International Development

UIN 216284, tabled on 4 February 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department spent on programmes tackling Neglected Tropical Diseases in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18.

Answered on

11 February 2019

Estimated UK spend on programmes tackling neglected tropical diseases was £48 million in 2015/16, £60 million in 2016/17 and £73 million in 2017/18. The figures include expenditure on programmes to prevent or treat neglected tropical diseases and funding for research.

In 2017, UK funded programmes delivered over 144 million treatments for neglected tropical diseases.

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The Member has declared that they have interests which may be relevant to the subject matter of this question.