The UK aid response to global health threats

While health has been a major focus of UK aid for many years, the response to and lessons from the Ebola crisis stimulated a rapid scaling up of activity and spending to address global health threats.

Score: Green/Amber
  1. Status: Completed
  2. Published: 31 January 2018
  3. Type: Learning review
  4. Subject: Cross-government aid spend, Global health
  5. Assessment: Green/Amber
  6. Location: Burma, Sierra Leone
  7. Lead commissioner: Richard Gledhill

International Development Committee

Parliament’s International Development Committee (IDC), or its ICAI sub-committee, hold hearings on all ICAI reviews. The IDC hearing on The UK aid response to global health threats is available to watch online.

ICAI follow-up

ICAI follows up on all of its reviews to check what progress has been made since publication. ICAI’s global health threats follow-up is available to read now.

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Published 9 June 2017

Evidence gathering


Review publication

Published 31 January 2018

Government response

Published 14 March 2018

Parliamentary scrutiny

IDC hearing 28 March 2018

ICAI follow-up

Published 18 July 2019