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Zambia Addresses Corruption in Health Ministry, President Addresses Global Fund Freeze

June 28, 2010

Zambian Minister of Health Kapembwa Simbao said his government has addressed internal corruption and "had identified and was now prosecuting the alleged perpetrators of fraud at the ministry," after the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria deemed the ministry unfit to distribute the aid, Times of Zambia/allAfrica.com reports. The aid money is being managed by the U.N. Development Program while the ministry is "being restructured," the publication writes (6/24). Also, on Saturday Zambian President Rupiah Banda "accused donors of blackmail," in part, because of the Global Fund freeze, Reuters reports. "We must not allow donors to feel they can interfere in the internal affairs of this country because it is a sovereign and independent state," he said (6/26).

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