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Column: 13P

Petition [3 May 2011]

Observations [3 May 2011]

International Development [3 May 2011]

Child Health

Over the past two years we have provided funding to help the Global Polio Eradication Initiative: vaccinate more than 400 million children using more than 1.2 billion doses of vaccine; improve the training of staff to carry out the vaccinations; and develop approaches to overcome the challenges faced in reaching children in the last polio-infected areas of the world.

We are also supporting the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), which since 2000 has immunised more than 280 million children saving over 5 million lives. Within this GAVI has helped prevent over 30,000 deaths from polio; over 1.2 million deaths from measles; and over 3 million deaths from Hepatitis B, reaching children in over 70 countries around the world.

Column: 14P

We have a new priority to improve the prevention and treatment of malaria which is the cause of one in five child deaths in Africa.

save 250,000 newborn babies by 2015

support at least 2 million safe deliveries, ensuring long-lasting improvements in quality maternity services, particularly for the poorest 40% ; and

help halve malaria deaths in at least ten high burden countries by 2015.