Following the launch of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases' Annual Report last week, Thomas Locke, of the Fight Malaria Blog has interviewed Jeremy Lefroy MP about the work of the APPMG. From Fight Malaria: https://blog.fightmalaria.co.uk/five-minutes/the-all-party-parliamentary-group-on-malaria-ntds/   Podcast Available on iTunes and Spotify. Hello, I’m Thomas Locke and this...

NEWS RELEASE Jeremy Lefroy MP Member of Parliament for the Stafford constituency Release Date: 24th October 2013  Jeremy Lefroy MP attends meeting with US Senator and encourages more Parliaments to set up special interest groups on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases. Whilst in Washington DC for the annual conference of the...

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...

  • 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.