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1150178
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star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Department for International Development more like this
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star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: Humanitarian Aid 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, what recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian effect of the escalation of military activity in Northern Syria; and what steps his Department is taking to help alleviate the humanitarian situation in that region. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg 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 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The situation in Northeast Syria remains very fluid, and we are continually adjusting our assessment of the current impact on the humanitarian situation in the region at this stage.</p><p> </p><p>The ongoing military action on the ground is having an impact on the humanitarian response. Many NGOs have already had to withdraw staff, and some have suspended activities altogether. This is very concerning, and we are discussing closely with our NGO partners and the UN. The Secretary of State has been in touch with Sir Mark Lowcock, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, and other UN officials.</p><p> </p><p>We have allocated £40 million this financial year for our NGO and UN partners operating in Northeast Syria. Our funding is focused on providing vital food, water, shelter and healthcare. We have been in close dialogue with our partners to ensure that they have the flexibility to utilise this funding to meet immediate needs arising from the current military action in the region. We are assured that they do, but will keep this under review, given the fluidity of the situation and the significant access constraints for humanitarian actors on the ground.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 854 more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T17:00:04.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T17:00:04.287Z
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1466
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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167
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
1150183
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: Humanitarian Aid 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, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of access for humanitarian supplies in Northern Syria after the recent escalation of military activity in that region; and what steps his Department is taking to ensure humanitarian support is provided to people in that region. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg more like this
star this property uin 854 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 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The situation in Northeast Syria remains very fluid, and we are continually adjusting our assessment of the current impact on the humanitarian situation in the region at this stage.</p><p> </p><p>The ongoing military action on the ground is having an impact on the humanitarian response. Many NGOs have already had to withdraw staff, and some have suspended activities altogether. This is very concerning, and we are discussing closely with our NGO partners and the UN. The Secretary of State has been in touch with Sir Mark Lowcock, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, and other UN officials.</p><p> </p><p>We have allocated £40 million this financial year for our NGO and UN partners operating in Northeast Syria. Our funding is focused on providing vital food, water, shelter and healthcare. We have been in close dialogue with our partners to ensure that they have the flexibility to utilise this funding to meet immediate needs arising from the current military action in the region. We are assured that they do, but will keep this under review, given the fluidity of the situation and the significant access constraints for humanitarian actors on the ground.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 853 more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T17:00:04.35Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T17:00:04.35Z
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1466
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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167
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
1149863
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for International Development: Energy Supply 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, with reference to the Answer of 1 October 2019 to Question 290329 on Department for International Development: Energy Supply and to the Answer on 1 October 2019 to Question 290324 on Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Supply, if he will introduce the same policy as the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and switch to an electricity provider that supplies electricity solely from renewable resources within the next 12 months; and for what reason his Department has not already ensured its electricity is supplied solely from renewable resources. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
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Nic Dakin more like this
star this property uin 1003 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 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>DFID’s UK estate comprises two joint-headquarters, 22 Whitehall in London and Abercrombie House in Glasgow. DFID’s current energy supplier for both offices are EDF Energy for electricity. DFID’s energy is contracted via the Cabinet Office’s Crown Commercial Service Framework. DFID intends to take advantage of renewable energy options under the new Crown Commercial Service Framework when putting in place new energy supply arrangements. As highlighted in DFID’s 2018-19 Annual Report and Accounts (<a href="https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fassets.publishing.service.gov.uk%2Fgovernment%2Fuploads%2Fsystem%2Fuploads%2Fattachment_data%2Ffile%2F815787%2FARA-2019.pdf&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ce-morrison%40dfid.gov.uk%7Ce3cc3ef490d645c1386508d753b4fdf6%7Ccdf709af1a184c74bd936d14a64d73b3%7C0%7C0%7C637069909125610289&amp;sdata=D%2FBYPJ4e4GehIlKrtyN00FZEADFoyFOwwluJho%2F4b%2Fw%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">link</a>), DFID has a strong record of improving environmental performance and is working towards meeting the Greening Government Commitment targets (<a href="https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gov.uk%2Fgovernment%2Fpublications%2Fgreening-government-commitments-2016-to-2020&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ce-morrison%40dfid.gov.uk%7Ce3cc3ef490d645c1386508d753b4fdf6%7Ccdf709af1a184c74bd936d14a64d73b3%7C0%7C0%7C637069909125620280&amp;sdata=Y1DHR7ZuwBrX%2FRT8cwP13Wp0cfKkdSB8%2Bi2khsred84%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">link</a>) in the UK by end of financial year 2019-20.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T17:00:33.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T17:00:33.46Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this
1149410
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Burma: Rohingya 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, with reference to the Answer of 4 March 2019 to Question 226730 on Burma: Human Trafficking, what assurances he has received from his Burmese counterpart that the upgrades to the women and children health ward at Sittwe General Hospital in Burma will also be beneficial to the Rohingya community. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 705 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 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>Health access is a problem across all of Rakhine State. Through the Access to Health Fund, the UK provides funding to improve healthcare at the community level across Rakhine. The extension and refurbishment work at Sittwe Hospital is helping to ensure that hospital access and referral networks better serve the Rohingya. Visiting Myanmar, Baroness Sugg met with the Rakhine State Health Director and the Union Minister of Health and Sport and emphasised the need for equal access to health treatment for all in accordance with the Rakhine Advisory Commission recommendations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 706 more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T17:00:18.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T17:00:18.867Z
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1466
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4603
star this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1149411
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Burma: Rohingya 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, with reference to the Answer of 4 March 2019 to Question 226730 on Burma: Human Trafficking, what discussions he has had with representatives of the Ministry of Health in Burma on reported apartheid practices at Sittwe General Hospital in that country. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 706 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 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>Health access is a problem across all of Rakhine State. Through the Access to Health Fund, the UK provides funding to improve healthcare at the community level across Rakhine. The extension and refurbishment work at Sittwe Hospital is helping to ensure that hospital access and referral networks better serve the Rohingya. Visiting Myanmar, Baroness Sugg met with the Rakhine State Health Director and the Union Minister of Health and Sport and emphasised the need for equal access to health treatment for all in accordance with the Rakhine Advisory Commission recommendations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 705 more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T17:00:18.93Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T17:00:18.93Z
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1466
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4603
star this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1149384
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star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Rwanda: Nutrition more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he is taking to integrate nutrition into his Department's programmes in Rwanda; and if he will make a statement. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
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Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
star this property uin 421 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 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>Tackling malnutrition is an important part of the Department for International Development’s work in Rwanda. It is delivered through nutrition-specific interventions in programmes on early childhood development and stunting. It is also integrated into broader interventions such as those on agriculture and social protection, for example through nutrition and child sensitive cash transfers and investment in fortified foods. A new research programme will generate evidence on what works to strengthen nutrition service delivery at scale. DFID’s support for nutrition in Rwanda over the last three years has reached 560,000 children under five (180,000 of whom are children under two) and 1.1 million women of reproductive age (of whom 680,000 are pregnant or lactating women).</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T15:35:38.803Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T15:35:38.803Z
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4044
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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253
star this property label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
1149385
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star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Humanitarian Aid 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 recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in Yemen. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
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Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
star this property uin 422 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 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>Yemen remains the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, with nearly 80% of the entire population, over 24 million people, requiring some form of humanitarian assistance. More than 20 million people in Yemen do not have reliable access to food and almost 10 million people face extreme food shortages.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is providing £200 million in response to this humanitarian crisis this financial year, bringing the total UK commitment to Yemen to £770 million since the conflict began in 2015. This support is meeting the immediate food needs of more than 1 million Yemenis each month, treating 70,000 children for malnutrition and providing over 1 million people with improved water supply and basic sanitation.</p><p> </p><p>We are clear that a political settlement is the only way to fully address the humanitarian crisis and we encourage further constructive engagement from all parties to achieve this.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T16:59:13.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T16:59:13.457Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
1149302
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star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Contraceptives 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 assessment he has made of the effect of UK overseas development assistance on levels of contraception prevalence in the last 10 years. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Bassetlaw more like this
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John Mann more like this
star this property uin 470 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>In 2019, the modern contraceptive prevalence rate among all women of reproductive age in the 69 Family Planning 2020 movement focus countries was 34.8%, compared to 32.5% in 2012. This represent 46 million additional users of modern methods of family planning – of which we estimate 13.2 million has been reached by DFID programmes, with rapid increases in Kenya, Mozambique, Malawi, Lesotho, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Chad – relative to what was expected in 2012.</p><p> </p><p>Global adolescent fertility rates have reduced from 48 births per 1,000 adolescent girls in 2007, to 42 births per 1,000 adolescent girls in 2017. These results are due to countries’ own investments as well as investments from the entire development community.</p><p> </p><p>The UK leads the world in our long-term support for comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), including for family planning. At UNGA this September, the Secretary of State reiterated our commitment to SRHR and announced a new £600m Reproductive Health Supplies programme running from 2020 to 2025, that will give over 20 million women and girls access to family planning per year. We are the second largest bilateral donor for family planning in developing countries and work through our country level and central programmes. These programmes provide access to family planning services, support an increase in demand for contraception and help countries to develop their own programmes. We have also led global family planning advocacy networks such as FP2020.</p><p> </p><p>At the Family Planning Summit in 2017, we committed to increasing the focus on reaching adolescents in our programmes.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 471 more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T16:59:48.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T16:59:48.407Z
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1466
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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1387
star this property label Biography information for John Mann more like this
1149303
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Teenage Pregnancy 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, what assessment he has made of the effect of UK overseas development assistance on reducing adolescent birth rates in the last 10 years. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Bassetlaw more like this
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John Mann more like this
star this property uin 471 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 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>In 2019, the modern contraceptive prevalence rate among all women of reproductive age in the 69 Family Planning 2020 movement focus countries was 34.8%, compared to 32.5% in 2012. This represent 46 million additional users of modern methods of family planning – of which we estimate 13.2 million has been reached by DFID programmes, with rapid increases in Kenya, Mozambique, Malawi, Lesotho, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Chad – relative to what was expected in 2012.</p><p> </p><p>Global adolescent fertility rates have reduced from 48 births per 1,000 adolescent girls in 2007, to 42 births per 1,000 adolescent girls in 2017. These results are due to countries’ own investments as well as investments from the entire development community.</p><p> </p><p>The UK leads the world in our long-term support for comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), including for family planning. At UNGA this September, the Secretary of State reiterated our commitment to SRHR and announced a new £600m Reproductive Health Supplies programme running from 2020 to 2025, that will give over 20 million women and girls access to family planning per year. We are the second largest bilateral donor for family planning in developing countries and work through our country level and central programmes. These programmes provide access to family planning services, support an increase in demand for contraception and help countries to develop their own programmes. We have also led global family planning advocacy networks such as FP2020.</p><p> </p><p>At the Family Planning Summit in 2017, we committed to increasing the focus on reaching adolescents in our programmes.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 470 more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T16:59:48.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T16:59:48.477Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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1387
star this property label Biography information for John Mann more like this
1149300
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Maternal Mortality more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the effect of UK overseas development assistance on levels of maternal mortality in the last 10 years. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Bassetlaw more like this
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John Mann more like this
star this property uin 468 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 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The global Maternal Mortality Ratio has declined on average by 2.9% every year since 2000. More specifically, this ratio reduced from 274 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in 2007 to 211 in 2017.</p><p> </p><p>This result is due to countries’ own investments as well as those from the entire development community, to which DFID is a major contributor. Using internationally agreed methods, we estimate that DFID has spent approximately £1 billion per year on reproductive, maternal newborn and child health between 2013/14 – 2016/17. DFID has contributed to reduced maternal mortality through our bilateral and central health programmes that focus on strengthening health systems (e.g. through health worker training, drugs and equipment). We also support the development of global and national policies. We have led the world on increasing access to family planning and remain a champion on these issues. We recently announced a renewed commitment to end preventable deaths of mothers and newborns by 2030.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T16:59:26.24Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T16:59:26.24Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for John Mann more like this