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Nepal: Overseas Aid

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 19 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department has provided in humanitarian and development aid to the health sector in Nepal in the last 10 years; and what projects have been supported by such funding. (211638)

Over the last decade, DFID has provided £64,176,124 to the health sector in Nepal. Of this, £62,076,907 has been provided for development through longer term projects and programmes which support the public sector delivery of services. The remaining £2,099,217 was provided for humanitarian projects which were short term and were mainly delivered by non- government providers. The following programmes have been supported:

Name of programme

Duration of programme

Amount spent to date (£)

Ongoing programmes

Nepal Health Sector Programme

July 2004 to July 2009


Support to Safe Motherhood Programme

December 2004 to December 2009


National HIV/AIDS Programme

October 2004 to October 2009


Completed projects (i) funded from the bilateral programme

Support to National TB Programme

January 2001 to January 2007


Reproductive Health programme

April 1997 to April 2006


Nepal Health and Population Development Programme

June 1999 to December 2004


Support to UNICEF Health Project

February 2003 to December 2004


Polio Eradication Programme

January 2002 to December 2004


Safe Motherhood Project

March 1997 to October 2004


District Health Strengthening Project

January 1999 to October 2004


Completed projects (ii) funded from Global Conflict prevention programme: humanitarian assistance

Support to Health Services

August 2003 to January 2005


Strengthening Health Services in Conflict Areas

August 2002 to November 2004


To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much has been spent in Nepal to support child health interventions through the Ministry of Health. (211727)

The Department for International Development (DFID) has provided £16.26 million to the Nepalese Ministry of Health and Population's Child Health Programme since 2005. In addition, DFID funds a major Safe Motherhood programme which has provided £4.9 million earmarked budget support since 2006.