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...

13th March 2013: 150 guests from the worlds of politics, economics, global health and entertainment gathered last night to highlight UK action on malaria. The reception at House of Lords was organised by Malaria No More UK and hosted by the Rt Hon Baroness Hayman GBE. Local, global and personal perspectives were shared from key note speakers including world renowned development and economics expert Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Baroness Northover,  Government Spokesperson in the House of Lords on International Development and British mum Jo Yirrell, whose own story inspired a pivotal character in ‘Mary & Martha’ the recent film by Richard Curtis.

Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, Ivan Lewis, is to ask an urgent question in the House of Commons on overseas aid and the criteria applied to private sector contracts, on Monday 11 March 2013. 11 Mar 2013 : Column 25 3.32 pm Mr Ivan Lewis (Bury...

This was the second report on NTDs by the APPMG and highlights the tremendous progress made since 2009. The report outlines some pressing issues in tackling NTDs including: the need for Mass Drug Administration (MDA), the burden of disease controversy, the need for better medication,...