Mali Arrests Health Ministry Workers Suspected of Embezzling Aid Funds
September 9, 2010
"Mali has arrested seven Health Ministry workers for embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars in aid meant to combat malaria and other diseases, a senior ministry official said on Wednesday," Reuters reports. The arrests come after the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria audited its Mali program. The case "could threaten international aid flows into the West African country," according to the news service. Global Fund spokesman Andrew Hurd "said more than $300,000" of the group's grants to Mali had been stolen and the organization has not suspended grants to the country. "We would not consider such action until we have a complete investigation," Hurd said (Diallo, 9/8).
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