Australia to invest US$11 million in tuberculosis, other health efforts in South-East Asia and the Pacific

Federal health minister Greg Hunt has announced A$5 million (US$4 million) in funding for intensive tuberculosis detection and treatment, and A$8 million (US$6 million) for antimicrobial resistance and drug-resistant tuberculosis research. Hunt announced the grant at the WHO Pacific Health Ministers' Meeting in French Polynesia. A further A$2 million (US$ 1 million) in funding was announced to combat childhood obesity and improve tobacco control laws in the Pacific.

Press release - Minister for Health

News article - RACGP Medical