During International Development Questions I called upon the Secretary of State to take action so that the UK was helping nations to connect to clean water supplies.
1 in 10 of the worlds population still do not have access to clean water. Without clean water and sanitation we will see all other investments in health and education count for nothing. It is the foundation on which international development is grounded.
I was pleased to see the Secretary of State agreed with me and I hope that we will now see him follow up his words with actions.
I have pledged my support for the Malaria No More campaign #MalariaMustDie.
Though preventable, treatable and in decline, malaria still kills one child every two minutes. Since 2000, the international community has cut malaria deaths by a phenomenal 60% saving almost 7 million lives. UK investment and innovation has been at the forefront of this global progress. However, these advances are in jeopardy.
This week marks a diverse group of global partners – including Malaria No More UK, GSK, Nando’s, Comic Relief and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – joining forces to call on Governments to put the world on the path towards ending malaria for good. Read more “Supporting Malaria No More campaign”