Philippines Congress Allocates $18 Million to Fight HIV/AIDS, TB
January 31, 2008
The Philippines Congress has allocated 750 million pesos, or about $18 million, in the 2008 national budget to help fight HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, Rep. Edcel Lagman, who chairs the House appropriations committee, said Tuesday, the Inquirer reports. The Department of Health will receive 600 million pesos, or about $15 million, to prevent and treat TB and 150 million pesos, or about $4 million, for HIV/AIDS control, Lagman said.
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