HC Deb 18 December 2001 vol 377 cc193-5W
Mr. Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what financial aid and advice her Department gives to countries to counter the spread of HIV/AIDS; and if she will list(a) the countries and (b) the financial help being allocated. [22972]

Clare Short

My Department supports comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention, control and mitigation programmes. We continue to give greatest priority to prevention, but we also place emphasis on reducing the personal, social and economic impact of illness and death caused by the disease. We seek to support the development, strengthening and implementation of national strategies to combat HIV/AIDS and to provide assistance in the framework of such strategies.

In 2000–01, my Department spent over £120 million on HIV/AIDS-related bilateral programmes in many countries, including:

  • Bangladesh
  • Bolivia Brazil
  • Burma
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Cuba
  • Ecuador
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • India
  • kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Mali
  • Malawi
  • Mongolia
  • Montserrat
  • Mozambique
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Peru
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Serbia and Montenegro
  • Sierra Leone
  • Republic of South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • West Bank and Gaza
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe.

We also made significant contributions in 2000–01 to support the HIV/AIDS programmes of a number of multilateral organisations, including the EC, UNAIDS and the United Nations Population Fund.

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