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Babauta signs $1.4M to help Marshalls

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular Areas Tony Babauta signed a $1.4 million grant under the Compact Health Sector in response to a proposal submitted by the government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands.  This would be for the purpose of providing assistance in mitigating the impact of a public health crisis due to an outbreak of multiple drug-resistant tuberculosis in the Marshall Islands in 2008, an outbreak of drug resistant TB occurred in the Federated States of Micronesia. 

The U.S. Government, through the DOI, at that time provided similar assistance to successfully stem the spread of the disease.

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