asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance his Department is giving to help combat AIDS in developing countries.
Subject to parliamentary approval, we will contribute £3 million this year to the World Health Organisation's special programme on AIDS. We will also provide about £1·6 million, over three years, to the International Planned Parenthood Federation to help develop its AIDS work.
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is his Department's estimate of the number of deaths from AIDS in Africa over the next 10 years.
It is impossible to determine the scope of the disease in Africa because it is often under-diagnosed, facilities for testing for the disease are not yet widespread, and systems for reporting AIDS cases are in the early stages of development.