The UK government will use some of its official development assistance (ODA) budget to support the international response to the newly identified coronavirus. Initiatives include:
- £5 million to the World Health Organisation’s 'Flash Appeal' to support early detection and diagnosis in partner countries;
- £40 million - part of which is funded by ODA - to support vaccine and virus research; and
- Funding stationing of experts in Africa regional office of WHO to help the institution manage the outbreak.