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Otago wins medical grants to work on TB reporting in Indonesia

Image: Devitapra [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The University of Otago has been awarded health research grants totalling $650,000 to help improve the reporting, management and treatment of tuberculosis in Indonesia.

The infectious lung disease is the third-highest cause of death in Indonesia, with more than one million cases reported across the country in 2014-15.

Medical researchers from the Otago Global Health Institute in Dunedin have received a $450,000 grant from the Health Research Council of New Zealand and the e-Asia joint research programme for their three-year project in Indonesia.

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