Australian TB Forum Opens In Canberra; Foreign Minister Announces $23.7M To Address Disease In Indo-Pacific Region

ABC Online: Medical groups call for greater focus on ‘neglected disease’ of tuberculosis
“Medical research and advocacy groups are calling for a greater focus on diagnosing what they say is the ‘neglected disease’ of tuberculosis. Groups gathered in Canberra [Monday] for the launch of a forum seeking to advance the way the disease is diagnosed and treated…” (Sedghi, 3/23).

AAP: Bishop announces $30m to fight disease
“The [Australian] federal government has pledged $30 million [US$ 23.7 million] over three years to help fight tuberculosis and malaria in the Indo-Pacific region. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop made the announcement in Canberra at the launch of the Australasian Tuberculosis Forum, describing the disease as a ‘scourge’…” (3/23).

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