WHO Halts Free Drug Supply to Some Haiti Hospitals

The World Health Organization has stopped providing free medicines to private clinics, hospitals and nongovernment organizations in Haiti, following reports that some hospitals charge patients for treatment, Agence France-Presse reports. WHO, however, will continue delivering free drugs to public hospitals, the organization’s spokesperson Marie-Agnes Heine explained. The delivery halt will be implemented for a three-month test run.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.