Global Fund Resumes TB Program in the Philippines

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has resumed its aid to curb the incidence of tuberculosis in the Philippines with 45 million euros (USD61 million) in grants awarded to the privately run Philippine Business for Social Progress.

PBSP, a corporate-led foundation implementing development projects around the Philippines, is partnering with the Philippine Department of Health to pursue programs on TB treatment and prevention.

The Global Fund suspended its program in the Philippines last year after it found illegal disbursements of its grant there.

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