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Malaria

Volume 489: debated on Friday 20 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding his Department has allocated to research on malaria in each of the last five years; how much has been allocated for these purposes in 2008-09; and if he will make a statement. (263497)

For each of the last five years the Department for International Development (DFID)has allocated the following amounts for malaria-specific research:

£ million

2003-04

2.35

2004-05

1.8

2005-06

1.7

2006-07

5

2007-08

3

To date for 2008-09 £3 million has been allocated to research on malaria.

DFID also funds other programmes that include malaria research, but where it is not possible to disaggregate the amounts spent on malaria.