Written Answers | International Development: Tuberculosis

Posted on: 11th July 2011

Andrew George (St Ives, Liberal Democrat)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding his Department provided for research and development of (a) diagnostics, (b) drugs and (c) vaccines for tuberculosis in developing countries in each of the last five years.

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

The Department for International Development (DFID) is supporting a range of research programmes to promote the development of new diagnostics, drugs and vaccines for tuberculosis (TB). These include: the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), the Global Alliance for TB Drugs, and the Aeras Global T6 Vaccine Foundation. Funding amounts for the last five years are provided in the following table.

DFID funding
FIND Aeras Global Alliance for TB Drugs Total
2010-11 500,000 5,500,000 7,313,616 13,313,616
2009-10 1,500,000 4,000,000 5,686,384 11,186,384
2008-09 0 0 3,900,000 3,900,000
2007-08 0 0 900,000 900,000
2006-07 0 0 1,800,000 1,800,000
Total 2,000,000 9,500,000 19,600,000 31,100,000