Baroness Kennedy of Cradley – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for International Development

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Baroness Kennedy of Cradley on 2016-10-20.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government in which countries UK aid is being used to fund private healthcare provision.

Lord Bates

The UK supports developing countries across Africa and Asia to make faster progress towards universal health coverage, with a focus on ensuring that poor people can use the health services they need without the risk of financial hardship associated with direct out-of-pocket payments. Poor people often rely on non-state service providers for much of their health care. The UK therefore supports private providers where this offers the best value for money in reaching the poor with good quality services.