MP Dr Dan Poulter has been re-elected as chairman of the all-party parliamentary group on global health
The group is an influential body which provides a platform to identify and debate global health issues and concerns.
It also aims to raise the profile of global health issues within parliament and with governments across the world.
Having been formed by Lord Nigel Crisp, it focuses on the underlying, cross-cutting health issues which affect people.
Dr Poulter, 39, MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, said: “I am looking forward to continuing to draw upon my experience and knowledge as a practising NHS doctor and building upon this influential group’s achievements, as well as working to improve healthcare for the benefit of patients, here in the UK and globally.”
The group offers recommendations and advice to Parliament on key policies impacting health in the UK and overseas.
It aims to influence government policies which most affect population health, from across all areas of government activity.
Speaking about the appointment, Dr Poulter said: “It is a great honour to have been re-elected to chair the all-party parliamentary group on global health and I would like to thank the group for appointing me as its co-chair, alongside Lord Crisp.
“The APPG works hard to raise awareness of the physical and mental health challenges that we face here in the UK and overseas.”
Together with academic institutions, members of the group link the interests and knowledge of MPs and members of the House of Lords with the expertise and experience of the wider global health community.