HL Deb 04 February 2003 vol 644 c19WA
The Earl of Sandwich

asked Her Majesty's Government:

By what methods they have decided to aggregate their HIV/AIDS funding for southern Africa from separate subject headings; and how this total relates to their response to the Global Fund. [HL1290]

Baroness Amos

The Department for International Development has committed, subject to performance, 200 million dollars over five years to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. The contribution made in 2002–03 was £50 million.

This sum is in addition to the funding that DfID provides for HIV/AIDS interventions in southern Africa. DfID support for HIV/AIDS work in southern Africa is made up of country-specific HIV/AIDS intervention projects (such as support to the South African Universities and Vice Chancellors (for example, DfID's support to the National AIDS Council in Malawi) and regional initiatives (such as DfID's central and southern Africa regional HIV/ AIDS programme). Information on DfID funding for HIV/AIDS is aggregated according to whether spend is primarily HIV/AIDS focused, contains a significant component of HIV/AIDS activity, and if it is a crosscutting HIV/AIDS intervention.