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Reduce vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs) in poor countries in a sustainable way using innovative financing approach
To help approximately three million South Sudanese by providing critical life-saving support and helping people to better cope with shocks from conflict, drought and flooding. This programme aims to save the lives of an estimated two million people who will receive at least one form of humanitarian assistance; and build the capacity of an estimated one million people to recover and cope better with shocks. Over five years this programme will provide food, shelter and access to water and health services to millions of vulnerable people, including women and children.
To improve the lives of the Afghan people by providing financial support to improve the Government of Afghanistan’s capability to implement development projects and reforms. This will benefit people in all provinces of Afghanistan by improving access to basic services, infrastructure, governance and community representation. This contributes to MDGs 1-5 through a range of interventions, and will remain the main mechanism for coordinated donor support to Afghanistan for many years to come.
The UK will provide support for global polio eradication over six years for the interruption of polio transmission in the remaining endemic countries (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria), to outbreak control , to strengthening routine immunisation coverage rates , and the establishment of legacy planning to ensure eradication is sustained resulting in health gains beyond polio. The UK’s support will enable the full vaccination of more than 360 million children, so contributing to the achievement of child mortality and maternal health MDGs.
To ensure that a reliable supply of contraceptives and life-saving medicines is available to improve reproductive, maternal and sexual health in the poorest countries. This support will enable girls and women to prevent unwanted pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections such as HIV and help ensure safe pregnancy and childbirth. It will contribute to achieving universal access to reproductive health. This programme was formerly known as 'Multi-country Support for Increased Access to Reproductive Health, including Family Planning'.
To improve macro-economic stability and growth in Pakistan by providing the Government with financial aid and technical assistance in support of the International Monetary Fund Extended Financing Facility. This will benefit the people of Pakistan by establishing the conditions for faster and more equitable growth. This contributes towards our MDGs by enabling the Government of Pakistan to finance essential public expenditure and protect the poor from the adverse impact of structural reforms.
To deliver an effective response to the basic needs of vulnerable people impacted by the crisis in the North East of Nigeria. The programme will deliver humanitarian assistance in nutrition and food security; protection and Education in Emergencies; multi-sector support including health, water, shelter and livelihoods interventions; as well as enabling a more efficient response to the crisis, including strengthened government planning, budgeting and coordination; and risk management.
To reduce poverty and improve living standards and educational attainment in the poorest families by providing regular payments to the female head of household. 315,000 additional beneficiary families will benefit by 2020. This programme will contribute to 1.05 million primary school children being supported in school and directly contribute to Millennium Development Goals 1: Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger; and Millennium Development Goals 2: Achieve universal primary education.
The Facility will help people who have fled the conflict in Syria and now live in Turkey. Turkey hosts the largest number of refugees in the world, including 2.7 million Syrians. Support will include food, education, health care and job opportunities. Helping refugees and host communities in the region makes an important contribution to addressing the European refugee crisis. Work is now under way to understand the implications of leaving the EU for the UK’s development work. The EU continues to be a significant aid donor and is an important partner in some DFID programmes. All decisions on programme funding are in line with the UK Aid Strategy.
This programme in the Ross Fund Portfolio (which focusses on neglected tropical diseases, diseases of emerging resistance and diseases of epidemic potential) will support the development of new products (such as drugs, diagnostics and insecticides) for targeted diseases, including diseases of emerging resistance (that are becoming an increasing threat globally); neglected tropical diseases (that affect over a billion people worldwide); and diseases of epidemic potential (that can rapidly spread if not stopped).