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US Funding To Target Tuberculosis ‘Hot Spots’ In Pacific Region

US Funding To Target Tuberculosis ‘Hot Spots’ In Pacific Region

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by September 6, 2016 Regional News

$700 million will support mass screening of Ebeye Islanders in the Marshall Islands

MAJURO, Marshall Islands (Marianas Variety, Sept 5, 2016) – The United States government has approved over $700 million to target one of three tuberculosis “hot spots” in the U.S.-affiliated Pacific island area.

A mass screening of the population of 12,000 on Ebeye Island to detect and treat tuberculosis or TB is anticipated for later this year as a first step in a new effort to reduce the high rate of TB in the Marshall Islands. We’re sorry. You don't have permission to access this page. Please sign up to have full access to this page.

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