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Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 2:15am

The United States and Philippine governments today celebrated progress in combating tuberculosis (TB) at a completion ceremony for the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) five-year, Php1.5 billion tuberculosis project, Innovations and Multi-Sectoral Partnerships to Achieve Control of Tuberculosis (IMPACT).

“Infectious diseases like TB can take a terrible toll on individuals, families, and communities,” explained U.S. Ambassador Sung Y. Kim. “The U.S. government works closely with our Philippine counterparts to provide life-saving treatment to TB patients as soon as possible, so they can be cured of the disease.”

At the event, Ambassador Kim turned over technical assistance packages to Department of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III to bolster the Philippine government’s ongoing efforts to eliminate TB in the country.

Through the IMPACT project, USAID worked with the Philippine government and in partnership with the Philippine Business for Social Progress, to implement high-impact approaches to diagnose and cure TB.

 

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Last updated: November 27, 2017

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