3MDG to fund $11.5 million for tuberculosis research

The Three Millennium Development Goal (3MDG) has signed a US$11.5 million agreement with the Burmese Ministry of Health to fund a pilot phase on research into Multi Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB). The research, which focuses on developing a shorter drug therapy, is scheduled to begin in May 2015 and will be independently monitored by the WHO.