China Gets Fund Infusion To Fight Growing Drug-Resistant TB
This article was originally published in PharmAsia News
China is about to receive a $33 million donation to provide diagnostic tests and drugs to six of its provinces to detect and treat tuberculosis. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced the gift through 2014 in an effort to deal with drug-resistant TB at its source. The foundation said the funds are part of a World Health Organization move to reduce the mortality rate from the disease by half of the 1990 level within the next six years. TB is mutating into a variant that is increasingly resistant to many drugs developed to treat it. (Click here for more
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