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Developing Countries: Diseases

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 24 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what responses his Department received from private companies on development of new treatments, vaccines and technologies for (a) malaria, (b) tuberculosis, (c) HIV and AIDS and (d) other diseases during the consultation on the Department's new research strategy. (197730)

Over 600 responses were received during the web-based consultation on the new research strategy, of which 21 identified themselves as business/industry, but no further detail is available.

The development of new treatments, vaccines and technologies for (a) malaria, (b) tuberculosis, (c) HIV and AIDS and (d) other diseases were raised by many respondents. Responses to the consultation were analysed anonymously and comments cannot be attributed to individuals or organisations.