October 24, 2011
Global Fund to Transfer Control of Mali AIDS Grant
As a result of financial mismanagement, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is transferring control of a $28 million grant from Mali’s national AIDS council to a new principal recipient, according to a Global Fund statement. Until the end of 2011, access to the money will be limited to providing antiretroviral (ARV) treatment—currently 25,288 people in Mali are receiving ARVs. All other expenditures have been suspended. This is the latest in a series of mismanagement issues surrounding Global Fund activity in Mali. A $13 million AIDS grant was suspended earlier this year. In 2010, two malaria grants were suspended and a tuberculosis grant was terminated because of financial malfeasance.
To read the Global Fund statement, click here.
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