Revealed: £150 million of UK's health budget was sent overseas last year - including £15m to help FOREIGNERS quit smoking

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‘Nearly £150 million of the UK’s health budget was spent on international development in the past year, it has been revealed.

This included at least £15 million on the World Health Organisation’s anti-smoking schemes.

It has been reported that the amount the Department of Health spent on Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) has almost quadrupled in the past year from £32 million in 2015/16 to £149 million in 2016/17.’

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