In focus

United to tackle famine

The Premier League backs the DEC East Africa crisis appeal and announces a weekend of action at clubs across England


UK aid in Kenya's arid lands

How we're treating children for malnutrition and building resilience to future droughts

Image of Yune in Zambia who now has access to modern methods of family planning. Photo credit Marie Stopes Internaional / Charlie Shoemaker

Changing lives: the choice to decide

Zambian soap stars spread the word on family planning

Aid reviews


The future of UK aid

Changing lives, delivering results: our plans to help the world's poorest people


Humanitarian Emergency Response Review

How we will provide effective help to people devastated by man-made and natural disasters


Action plans set out how we'll fight poverty

Operational plans for every country where DFID works now published

dfid bloggers

Pneumonia used to be called 'the old man's friend' by some, because it was thought to bring swift and painless death to elderly patients who become unconscious and slip away in their sleep. But 98.5% of pneumonia deaths actually happen in the developing world and pneumonia is not a friend...

Seth Berkley

by Seth Berkleyopens in a new window
CEO, GAVI Alliance