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Developing Countries: Maternity Services

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 169040, tabled on 15 March 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to help end the preventable deaths of mothers, children and newborns in developing countries by 2030.

Answered on

22 March 2021

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office is committed to working with others to end the preventable deaths of mothers, newborns, and children by 2030.

Since 2000, UK aid has helped immunise over 760 million children, saving over 13 million lives. Our commitment of up to £1.65 billion to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, will help immunise a further 300 million children over the next 5 years. As we have set out in the Integrated Review, we will also prioritise supporting health systems, which are at the heart of the fight to end preventable deaths.