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Cambodia Asks for $36 Million for TB Fight

Cambodia is negotiating with donor countries for $36 million it says is needed to combat tuberculosis over five years, officials say.

Up to 20 percent of that would be for medicine and salaries for a TB program, officials said, adding that the program was being funded by the Global Fund, the World Bank and the Japanese government, among other agencies.

The incidence of TB has seen a slight decrease since 1979, officials said.