Written Answers | International Development: Tuberculosis

Posted on: 14th July 2011

Andrew George MP (St Ives, Liberal Democrat)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what targets his Department has set for reducing tuberculosis deaths of people with (a) HIV– and (b) non HIV-related tuberculosis.

Stephen O’Brien (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, International Development; Eddisbury, Conservative)

As highlighted in ‘UK aid: Changing lives, delivering results’, the coalition Government are committed to supporting global efforts to halve tuberculosis deaths by 2015, In relation to deaths from TB in people living with HIV, in the coalition Government’s recently launched Towards zero infections: The UK‘s position paper on HIV in the developing world’ we committed to contribute to the UNAIDS and Stop TB Partnership’s goal of reducing HIV-related TB among people living with HIV by 50% by 2015. We will do this through multilateral and bilateral support to help deliver the Global Plan to Stop Tuberculosis 2011-15.