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Overseas Aid: HIV Infection

Volume 507: debated on Monday 8 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development with reference to his Department's announcement of 4 November 2009 on funding for HIV prevention, whether the £220 million for HIV and neglected diseases health research was part of the £6 billion allocation for health systems announced as part of its HIV/AIDS strategy. (320295)

The £220 million for HIV and neglected diseases health research announcement on 4 November 2009 is part of the £6 billion allocation for health systems announced in the Department for International Development's (DFID's) HIV/AIDS strategy.

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development with reference to his Department's announcement of 4 November 2009 on funding for health research into HIV and neglected diseases, how much of the sum committed has been spent to date; and on which projects. (320296)

To date, the Department for International Development (DFID) has committed a total of £115 million to the following projects for the period 2008-13:

£40 million to the International Aids Vaccine Initiative (IAVI);

£20 million to the International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM);

£18 million to the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi);

£18 million to the TB Alliance (TBA);

£19 million to Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV).

Of this total committed, £35.5 million has been spent so far.