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Gates foundation gives US$280 million to fight TB - SciDev.Net

Gates foundation gives US$280 million to fight TB - SciDev.Net: "Gates foundation gives US$280 million to fight TB

Katherine Nightingale

19 September 2007 | EN
Sputum microscope

Sputum microscopy is currently the most accurate way to diagnose pulmonary TB

World Lung Foundation/Jad Davenport

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced a new package of funding yesterday (18 September) to accelerate and build on existing technologies to combat tuberculosis (TB).

The US$280 million grant is the largest single donation for TB research and development by the foundation, which aims to donate US$900 million to research by 2015.

The grants will be used for vaccine development (US$200 million), developing diagnostic tests (US$62 million) and drug discovery (US$18 million)"