HC Deb 23 June 1977 vol 933 c556W
Mr. Brocklebank-Fowler

asked the Minister of Overseas Development what is the total to date of United Kingdom financial support for the World Health Organisation programme to eradicate onchocerciasis; and what further sums have been planned.

Mrs. Hart

Our payments to the fund, administered by the World Bank, for the WHO Onchocerciasis Control Programme were £1,123,017 in total by the end of March 1977. Provision of £500,000 is made in the Overseas Aid Vote for a further contribution in this financial year; and United Kingdom participation in the programme is reviewed annually.