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star this property date less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if the Government will ensure that its support for the Vaccine Alliance, Gavi, in 2020 will include the objective of improving nutrition for children under the age of five. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing, Southall more like this
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Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
star this property uin 7653 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>Gavi’s mission to save children’s lives by increasing equitable use of vaccines is directly aligned to the UK’s ambition to end preventable deaths of new-born babies and children under 5 years of age by 2030, under Sustainable Development Goal 3, and we have recently renewed our commitment to this goal. The UK is the largest donor to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, committing £1.44 billion between 2016 and 2020. This support will vaccinate 76 million additional children by 2020, saving 1.4 million lives from vaccine-preventable diseases in 68 of the world’s poorest countries. The UK will host the pledging conference for Gavi in June 2020.</p><p>DFID support to Gavi includes a wider package of health care support designed to strengthen and integrate services. Immunisation is often a child’s first point of contact with their health service. It creates an opportunity where malnourished children can be identified and treated. Vaccines can also prevent some of the infectious diseases and causes of malnutrition.</p><p>The UK is committed to investment in the integration of nutrition within other sectors, including health. We have championed efforts to achieve universal health coverage by bringing together initiatives on health security, antimicrobial resistance, and nutrition, into a single universal health coverage approach.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-11-04T17:32:30.2Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T17:32:30.2Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
1167170
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star this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for International Development: Secondment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 29 October 2019 to Question 3787 on Department for International Development: Secondment, what the grades are of the 16 staff members who continue to have their salaries paid by his Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 7194 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>The below table shows the breakdown by grade for these DFID staff. We cannot disclose figures lower than 5.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Grade</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Count</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>SCS-G5</p></td><td><p>Fewer than 5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>A1 (G6)</p></td><td><p>Fewer than 5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>A2 (G7)</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>A2L (SEO)</p></td><td><p>Fewer than 5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>B1 (HEO)</p></td><td><p>Fewer than 5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Grand Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>16</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-11-04T17:34:12.87Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T17:34:12.87Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1166655
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star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for International Development: Brexit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many of his civil servants have been deployed to other Departments from his Department's (a) London office b) Scotland office and (c) offices overseas to work on tasks relating to the UK leaving the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 6481 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
star this property answer text <p>As at 28 October, the breakdown of DFID staff deployed to other government departments to work on EU exit related tasks is as follows:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Office</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>No. deployed</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>DFID London</p></td><td><p>127</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>DFID Scotland</p></td><td><p>21</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>DFID Overseas</p></td><td><p>Less than 5</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-10-31T16:25:00.003Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-31T16:25:00.003Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1166779
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star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Females more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will discuss advancing the sexual health and rights of older women at the 2019 Nairobi Summit on the International Conference on Population and Development. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing, Southall more like this
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Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
star this property uin 6325 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
star this property answer text <p>The Nairobi Summit on Population and Development is a critical global moment for sexual and reproductive health and rights in 2019 as it marks 25 years since the International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action, and 50 years since the formation of United Nations Population Fund. The UK is helping shape the statement for the summit. Universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights includes all women.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-10-31T16:15:44.463Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-31T16:15:44.463Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
1166895
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star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Malnutrition more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department's climate and agriculture teams will take to ensure that the development of more climate resilient crop varieties will improve nutritional outcomes for the poorest people in countries with the highest burden of malnutrition and food insecurity; and what steps his Department will take to track those outcomes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing, Southall more like this
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Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
star this property uin 6326 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
star this property answer text <p>DFID funds the development of new crop varieties which are high yielding, climate and disease resilient, and have improved nutritional value. This includes flood tolerant rice that reduces risks for 10 million smallholders in South Asia, and drought tolerant maize that delivers more stable yields under climate stress being grown by 3 million households in Africa. DFID also supports the development and delivery of biofortified crops, which are conventionally bred with higher levels of zinc, iron and Vitamin A, as well as climate-resilient traits such as drought and pest tolerance. By 2018, DFID had reached over 8 million households with these climate-resilient and nutritious crops such as high iron beans and pearl millet, and orange sweet potato (high in Vitamin A).</p><p> </p><p>DFID plans to reach 13.5 million households in countries with high levels of nutrition insecurity by 2022 with these new biofortified crops. DFID tracks outcomes closely through its international research partners, and invests in the generation of high quality evidence to measure impact and cost-effectiveness of such interventions.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-10-31T16:21:55.657Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-31T16:21:55.657Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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1604
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
1166896
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star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Malnutrition more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he is taking with his international counterparts to develop stronger health systems which integrate malnutrition prevention and treatment to achieve universal health coverage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing, Southall more like this
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Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
star this property uin 6327 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
star this property answer text <p>The UK championed the prevention and treatment of malnutrition as a core aspect of universal health coverage at the high-level meeting at the United Nations General Assembly in September. This is key to ending preventable deaths of mothers, new-borns, and children, given that malnutrition drives 45% of child deaths – a top priority for the UK as recently announced.</p><p>To support countries to achieve universal health coverage the UK is also investing in health systems strengthening and service delivery that integrates nutrition in countries such as Bangladesh and the Democratic Republic of Congo. We have also taken steps to integrate nutrition more strongly into global health initiatives such as the Global Financing Facility. This is line with the UK’s commitment at the United Nations General Assembly to address malnutrition as one of the leading causes of illness and death.</p><p>The UK has also been working closely with the Government of Japan to ensure that commitments to strengthen the integration of nutrition into health systems are a key plank of the 2020 Nutrition for Growth Summit in Tokyo.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-10-31T16:19:43.017Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-31T16:19:43.017Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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1604
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
1166920
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star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Venezuela: Internally Displaced People more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent measures his Department is taking to support internally displaced people in Venezuela. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark more like this
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Neil Coyle more like this
star this property uin 6397 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>We remain extremely concerned about the humanitarian situation in Venezuela. Over 7 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. The health system has collapsed, leading to the return of deadly diseases such as polio and diphtheria. Venezuelans’ access to basic goods such as medicines and food is extremely limited, leading to high levels of food insecurity and increased child malnutrition. To date we have provided over £4 million in humanitarian aid inside Venezuela to respond to the most severe needs, including supporting malnourished children and providing vaccinations to tackle deadly diseases. Our support is also enabling vulnerable people moving across Venezuela to reconnect with their families through phone calls and internet access. In September the UK announced that we would be significantly increasing our £14.5 million regional response by an additional £30 million to meet the needs of those in Venezuela and across the region; a portion of this will be provided to current partners inside Venezuela in the coming weeks to meet immediate needs while we explore the best options for programming the majority of our new funding in the coming years.</p><p>The UK is the largest donor to the Education Cannot Wait Fund which has provided $14 million towards the Venezuela crisis response across the region, including $7 million inside Venezuela to support 75,000 children and adolescents by providing better access to education as well as quality and safe learning opportunities.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-11-04T17:32:47.333Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T17:32:47.333Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4368
unstar this property label Biography information for Neil Coyle more like this
1166921
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star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Venezuela: Refugees more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the UK Government is taking to support Venezuelan refugees and migrants in the countries bordering Venezuela. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark more like this
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Neil Coyle more like this
star this property uin 6398 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>As of October 2019, over 4.5 million Venezuelans have left the country, representing around 15% of the population. There are increasing reports of gender-based violence and human trafficking for sexual exploitation as people seek alternative routes out of Venezuela. The UK has provided £2 million to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies across seven countries in the region to meet the immediate basic needs of those on the move including providing emergency shelter and health services. In addition, the UK was the second largest donor to the Global Concessional Financing Facility for Colombia, providing £8 million to help unlock concessional loans to support Colombia in continuing to host over 1.4 million Venezuelans.</p><p>DFID provides significant core funding to multilateral organisations, including the United Nations and the Red Cross movement, who are providing emergency humanitarian support as part of the international response in the region. In addition, the UK is the largest donor to the Education Cannot Wait Fund which has provided $14 million towards the Venezuela crisis response across the region, including $7 million in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru to support 84,500 children and adolescents from Venezuela and host-communities back into protective, quality learning environments.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-11-04T17:33:14.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T17:33:14.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4368
unstar this property label Biography information for Neil Coyle more like this
1166929
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star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Tanzania: Overseas Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding his Department has allocated to aid programmes in Tanzania in each of the last three years; and what that funding has been spent on. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 6268 more like this
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star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>As published in the departmental Annual Report and Accounts, DFID bilateral programme outturns were £180,903,000 in <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/625548/DFID-Annual-Report-and-Accounts-2016-17.pdf" target="_blank">2016-17</a>; £165,246,000 in <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/750989/DFID-Annual-Report-Accounts-2017-18-amended-Oct18.pdf" target="_blank">2017-18</a>; and £152,876,000 in <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/815787/ARA-2019.pdf" target="_blank">2018-19</a>. UK aid has supported the UK effort to tackle organised crime such as drug trafficking and illegal wildlife trade; improved education access and quality especially for girls and scaled up family planning services; helped reduce infant deaths and stunting through nutrition support; protected the environment by expanding renewable energy services; created jobs and trade by investing in infrastructure and agriculture; and shared the expertise of Britain’s democratic values and traditions to strengthen Tanzania’s judiciary and parliament.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-11-04T17:34:51.427Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T17:34:51.427Z
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4044
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1156411
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star this property date less than 2019-10-25more like thismore than 2019-10-25
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Tuberculosis more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of the effect on identification of tuberculosis cases of the (a) WHO Global Tuberculosis Report published on 17 October 2019 and (b) Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria's Strategy 2017-2022. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Poplar and Limehouse more like this
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Jim Fitzpatrick more like this
star this property uin 5397 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>Millions of tuberculosis cases continue to go undiagnosed and untreated each year – identifying these is essential to ending the tuberculosis epidemic, which killed 1.5 million people globally in 2018. We are pleased to note the improvement in the number of cases of tuberculosis identified as confirmed by the World Health Organisation Global Tuberculosis Report published on 17 October. 7 million people with tuberculosis were identified globally in 2018, including 600,000 more people than in 2017.</p><p> </p><p>The Global Fund has played an important part in this improvement. A joint initiative between the Global Fund, the Stop TB Partnership and the World Health Organisation aims to accelerate progress in finding people with tuberculosis in 13 countries with the highest disease burden. In these countries, by the end of 2018, already more than 800,000 additional patients were found and treated, compared with the baseline of 2015.</p><p> </p><p>The UK remains fully committed to achieving the targets set out in the World Health Organisation End Tuberculosis Strategy, recently pledging £1.4 billion to the Sixth Replenishment of the Global Fund.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-11-04T17:32:15.77Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T17:32:15.77Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Fitzpatrick more like this