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Liverpool scientists awarded £15m to fight infectious diseases

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Funding includes £7.9m to research the impact of tuberculosis and treatments in Sub-Saharan Africa

The government has awarded £15.5 million in funding to the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine for research on prevention of infectious diseases like tuberculosis.

The funding, announced by global health minister Wendy Morton on 29 July, includes £7.9m to LSTM’s Light Programme, which is examining the impact of tuberculosis and treatments for it available in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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