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Sexual And Reproductive Health

Volume 404: debated on Monday 28 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will list bilateral aid for sexual and reproductive health and rights, broken down by (a) project, (b) programme, (c) technical, (d) grants, (e) humanitarian aid and (f) CDC investments, in 2002–03. [109946]

In 2001–02, the latest year for which data are available, DFID's new commitments to working towards our reproductive health policy goals totalled £268 million. These included £140 million for the Global Health Fund. In total these commitments represent approximately 19 per cent. of all bilateral aid commitments recorded during 2001–02.Figures for 2002–03 will be published in Statistics On International Development in October. These figures will exclude the assistance in this sector that we provide through other multilateral channels.

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding her Department gave to sexual and reproductive health through the CSCF in (a) 2000–01, (b) 2001–02 and (c) 2002–03. [109948]

DFID has provided the following funding to sexual and reproductive health, some of which is also HIV/AIDS related support, through the Civil Society Challenge Fund (CSCF).

Funding through CSCF

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether her Department is supporting NGOs in (a) Afghanistan and (b) Iraq to deliver reproductive health care. [109950]

DFID provided approximately £1.5 million to NGOs in Afghanistan to deliver a variety of primary healthcare services, including reproductive healthcare during 2001–02 and 2002–03. Our humanitarian aid for 2003–04 will be focussed on the priorities identified in the Afghan Transitional Authority's National Development Budget, to assist refugees and internally displaced persons. Primary healthcare will be a component of this strategy.DFID is currently supporting a number of NGOs in Iraq working in the health sector, including reproductive health. These include Merlin, International Medical Corps, Save the Children UK and GOAL.