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Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 24 January 2007

10. To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to promote the use of bed nets to prevent malaria in developing countries. (110698)

DFID provides considerable support for the purchase and distribution of insecticide treated nets (ITNs) through, for example, direct support for country-level ITN programmes and through our support to multilateral organisations such as the World Health Organisation, the Roll Back Malaria partnership, UNICEF and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, which all help finance the purchase and distribution of ITNs in developing countries.