US Promises USD206M for Zambia's AIDS Fight

The U.S. government is offering USD206 million from 2011 to 2015 to help combat HIV/AIDS in Zambia, according to the U.S. ambassador to the African country.

Ambassador Mark Storella said Nov. 23 that he welcomed the Zambian government’s efforts to tackle financial mismanagement in health programs.

As reported by Devex, Canada, Sweden and other donors have suspended their health aid to Zambia due to reported cases of fraud and corruption.

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“It was not the donors that instituted the investigations but the government which is a good step. We support the efforts of the government,” Storella was quoted by Agence France-Presse as saying.

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    Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.