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Global Fund Audit Reveals Expired, Missing Drugs in Tanzania

August 3, 2009

"Millions of dollars worth of life-saving drugs destined for Tanzanians living with AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria are missing or have expired, an internal Global Fund [to Fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis] audit has discovered," the Observer/Guardian reports. The audit revealed that in addition to "large amounts of drugs sitting in warehouses past their sell-by date," $819,000 worth of drugs were missing, according to the newspaper. A spokesman for the Global Fund said, "The report raises significant issues over stock controls, internal systems and information systems but there's no mention of corruption. There's a long list of action points and we have had a constructive response from the Tanzanian government" (Mathiason, 8/2).

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