Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Global Fund Fiasco

Yesterday’s Daily Monitor carried reports of an investigation by GAVI (The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation) detailing the misappropriation of Global Fund for Health money in Uganda in 2004/2005. Several requisitions for funding totalling about $500,000 came out of the President’s and his wife’s offices. This money was supposedly for immunisation and health promotion campaigns but hasn’t been accounted for.

There is a high tolerance of corrupt practices in Uganda (“It’s normal”), so it’s unlikely that there will be any consequences. Shame that the Queen is visiting and will shake his hand in October.......

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