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Tuberculosis / Funding - 2002-10-11

Medical experts are expressing fear that tuberculosis is spreading in several parts of the world. T-B was once thought to been conquered, but currently it kills about two million people every year. The world Health Organization, W-H-O, says countries are not paying as much attention as they should to prevention plans. Dr. Jong-Wook Lee is director of the "stop T-B" department at the W-H-O. He says about three hundred million dollars is needed to close the funding gap. English to Africa reporter Chinedu Offor asked Dr. Lee how he arrived at that figure