HC Deb 10 December 2002 vol 396 c226W
Dr. Tonge

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much her Department has contributed to the Global Fund to fight Aids, TB and Malaria in 2002; and how much she plans to contribute in 2003. [86242]

Clare Short

My Department pledged £138 million to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFATM) over five years. Contributions for calendar year 2002 will be £50 million. £25 million was paid in April 2002 and a further £25 million will be paid in December 2002. As the fund gets established, we will closely monitor its effectiveness and the value it adds to the international effort against the three diseases, and review our contributions accordingly. A further £25 million will be contributed in calendar year 2003, depending on performance.