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Britain, Nigeria, Gates launch plan to fight TB

Britain, Nigeria and Gates unveiled an ambitious $56 bn plan to prevent TB deaths over the next decade.

india Updated: Jan 27, 2006 15:37 IST

Britain, Nigeria and US software tycoon Bill Gates unveiled an ambitious 56-billion-dollar planin Davos onFriday to prevent 14 million tuberculosis deaths over the next decade.

Speaking at the launch at the World Economics Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Gates committed to tripling his own foundation's funding against tuberculosis from 300 million dollars to a total of $900 million by 2015.

First Published: Jan 27, 2006 15:37 IST