UK parliament reviews government efforts to fight Malaria, TB, HIV, andPolio
The UK Parliament's international development committee held an inquiry into the UK's efforts to address HIV, Malaria, TB, and Polio with a focus on the Global Fund and Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). An evidence session was held with statements from Mike Podmore, director of STOPAIDs and Laura Kerr, a senior policy advocacy officer with Results UK. Representatives from DFID were also present.
The purpose of the session was to analyze the achievements of the UK government in its past work towards disease eradication and to identify lessons learned for best practices in future, especially as the Global Fund moves into its next major replenishment phase, towards which the UK has pledged £1.4 billion (US$1.7 billion).