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Global Fund to give a $7m grant to Myanmar to combat tuberculosis

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 19 August 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:420
  1. Karen Hébert
  1. London

    The Global Fund, a public-private partnership that aims to attract and disburse funds to prevent and treat AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, is to give a $7m (£3.8m; $5.7m) grant to Myanmar to combat tuberculosis.

    Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is one of the world's 22 “high burden” countries for tuberculosis, with 80 000 new cases each year. The funding, to be awarded over two years, will strengthen the current tuberculosis programme by expanding it to regions that have not yet been covered.

    The aim is to improve the detection of infection among people with new positive results of smear tests to at …

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