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Bt2.2 bn for malaria fight

Feb 15. 2016
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By The Nation

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THE Thai government will spend Bt2.2 billion to eradicate malaria within 10 years, a senior minister said yesterday. The funds would be allocated to the National Research Council and National Science and Technology Development Agency to develop new medici
“The Steering Committee for Malaria Elimination set a strategy to eradicate malaria within 10 years with the total budget of Bt2.2 billion. In 2017, the first batch of Bt599 million – some Bt211 million from a World Health Organisation donation, which would be the last grant due to Thailand being elevated recently to a high-income country status – will be allocated first,” Narong said. 

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