On Thursday 20 October, Dr Dan was delighted to address a reception to launch the Tropical Health and Education Trust's (THET) latest policy report, In Our Mutual Interest. The report pulls together the learning acquired by THET over many years working in international health partnerships. By examining the opportunities and challenges associated with health partnerships, the report highlights the significant benefits that can be derived by both the UK and its partners and governments overseas, all in the best interests of those living in some of the world's poorest countries.
In addressing the reception, Dr Dan talked of the many challenges facing global health today and also about the contribution which our own NHS makes to global health.
More locally, Staff from Ipswich Hospital have already hosted a visit from Central Hospital, Beira in Mozambique, as part of a pioneering health partnership. Ipswich – Beira is one of 157 partnerships under the "Health Partnerships Scheme" funded by the UK's Department of International Development and managed by THET.
Dr Dan is encouraged that health partnerships such as these connect skilled healthcare professionals in hospitals here in the UK, with their counterparts overseas where they can share their expertise and offer practical help in improving health services for those living in some of the poorest parts of the world.
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Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Billing (23 Oct 2017)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information the Government holds on how many households have been on British Gas, E.on, EDF, Npower, Scottish Power and SSE's standard variable tariffs for (a) five years or more and (b) 10 years or more.
Written Answers — Department for Education: Pre-school Education: Admissions (17 Oct 2017)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the report entitled, Study of early education and development: the potential value for money of early education, published in July 2017, what sample size was used to calculate the mean hourly delivery cost for a three to four-year old place in the east of England.