Australia says it is giving 15-million dollars over five years to a new fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria in Burma.
Australia's Ministry for Foreign Affairs announced the donation to the UN-backed Three Disease Health Fund Friday.
The charity was developed to take the place of the Global Fund for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, which pulled out of Burma last year because of travel restrictions on aid workers.
AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria are major causes of death in Burma.
The World Health Organization ranks Burma as the second worst among developing countries in terms of government health care delivery.