$ 300m to fight dis­ease

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS -

DEADLY in­fec­tions that could spread rapidly through Indo-Pa­cific coun­tries and dam­age the re­gional econ­omy, will be fought off with a cash in­jec­tion from the Aus­tralian gov­ern­ment.

For­eign Min­is­ter Julie Bishop will to­day an­nounce a $300 mil­lion in­vest­ment to help pre­vent and con­tain out­breaks of dis­ease in In­dian Ocean, eastern Pa­cific and north and south-east Asian coun­tries as well as Aus­tralia.

The pack­age will in­clude fund­ing for re­search into tu­ber­cu­lo­sis and malaria.

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