STOPAIDS letter to the Prime Minister on DFID/FCO Merger

In June STOPAIDS published our statement in reaction to the announced merger of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Department for International Development.

STOPAIDS has now written to the Prime Minister to express our views on how the newly created Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) can best deliver for the world’s poorest and most marginalised, capitalise on the opportunities that the merger offers and uphold  the values and vision of ‘Global Britain’.

The letter sets out what should be retained and established in the new Department in order to build upon the UK’s proud legacy of development partnership. It focuses firstly on the global HIV response, secondly on global health more broadly, and finally on the wider development arena with respect to aid quality and effectiveness, and aid governance and accountability.

You can read the letter in full here.