Some Experts Fear Return Of High TB Levels In Cambodia Because Of Reductions In International Aid
Al Jazeera: Cambodia: Funding the fight against tuberculosis
“…[Y]ears of effort have resulted in the number of people dying from [tuberculosis] dropping by 67 percent in Cambodia, Al Jazeera’s Wayne Hay, reporting from Phnom Penh, said. … Thanks to money from aid groups, including the Global Fund, and other donors, the government has worked with NGOs to rebuild and decentralize health care, and there are now 1,300 community health centers that provide free TB screening and treatment. … But because of Cambodia’s relative economic success and development, international aid funds are now leaving and going to other, poorer, countries. Some fear that a reduction in funding to fight the disease will see a return TB levels of the past…” (9/16).
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