The All-Party Parliamentary Malaria Group marked World Malaria Day with an event in the House of Commons Amongst the many contributions the following people said: Jeremy Lefroy MP, Chairman of the APPMG, said that “Malaria remains a leading cause of death amongst young children. It is...

Neglected Tropical Diseases 1.30 pm Jeremy Lefroy (Stafford) (Con): It is an honour, Mr Williams, to serve under your chairmanship. I declare an interest as the chairman of the all-party group on neglected tropical diseases. NTDs are a group of diseases that affect more than 1 billion people around...

  • Chancellor confirms in Budget Government’s commitment to spend 0.7% of Gross National Income (GNI) on Overseas Development Aid (ODA) will be met in 2013/14. This is part of an international commitment first made 40 years ago.
  • The International Development budget is £8.8bn this year (2012/13) and will rise to around £11bn next year (2013/14) to meet this commitment.
  • To put that in perspective it is less than 1.5% of all Government spending; by comparison we spent £167 billion on welfare in 2011/12 (of which £74 billion was on state pensions); a further £30bn on Tax Credits and £12bn on Child Benefit.

Developing Countries: Malaria Jeremy Lefroy: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what progress she has made in implementing programmes to increase the prevention and treatment of malaria in less developed countries. [148349] Lynne Featherstone: DFID directly supports malaria control efforts in 17 high burden...