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Malawi: Health Services

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 19 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department has spent on improving health care, and access to health care, in Malawi since 2005. (211820)

By the end of June 2008, the Department for International Development (DFID) will have spent approximately £55.5 million on improving health and access to health care in Malawi since 2005. This includes £7 million of DFID general budget support allocated by the Government of Malawi to improving health care; £40,475,323 of direct support to the Ministry of Health; and £8,176,835 to non-governmental organisations to provide services and technical assistance. In addition, DFID has provided £4,510,606 to the National AIDS Commission (NAC) to scale up HIV and AIDS prevention, treatment, management and support.

In 2005 to 2011, the UK has committed a total of £100 million support to the health sector programme in Malawi. Additionally, £14 million has been committed to support the National AIDS Commission (NAC) to scale up interventions in HIV and AIDS prevention, treatment and management.