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$55m grant to fight HIV and TB

The government and the Global Fund have signed a grant agreement worth more than $55 million to implement anti-AIDS and tuberculosis programmes in Cambodia from 2018 to 2020. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5097032/55m-grant-fight-hiv-tb/

Concerns over Cambodia’s HIV funding

A group of anonymous civil society organisations, people living with HIV and others has raised “grave” concerns regarding funding from the Global Fund, the largest donor to the fight against HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria in the Kingdom – as well as Cambodia’s allocation process to ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/concerns-over-cambodias-hiv-funding

Global Fund donates $98m despite graft investigation

Global Fund will provide $98 million to fight malaria, tuberculosis and AIDs from 2018 to 2020, an official said on Thursday, with the donor seemingly banking on improved oversight to prevent alleged government fraud and nepotism it described as recently as March. ...

Ben Paviour
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/global-fund-donates-98m-despite-graft-investigation-132750/

Fraud at malaria centre: Global Fund report uncovers ‘systematic’ double billing, nepotism

A report by the Global Fund’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has confirmed evidence of corruption and nepotism at Cambodia’s National Malaria Centre (CNM), first revealed by The Post last year, calling the centre’s oversight “dysfunctional and unauditable”. ...

Shaun Turton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fraud-malaria-centre-global-fund-report-uncovers-systematic-double-billing-nepotism

Kingdom asked to up AIDS fund

Cambodia has been asked to more than double its yearly contribution toward the fight against HIV/AIDS to at least $3.2 million in each of the next three years, an official from the National AIDS Authority said yesterday. ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-asked-aids-fund

CNRP eyes health checkup

Opposition lawmakers have requested Health Minister Mam Bunheng appear at the National Assembly to answer questions over graft, irregularities and poor services within his portfolio, including claims that officials from the National Malaria Centre misappropriated cash from the Global Fund. ...

Meas Sokchea
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cnrp-eyes-health-checkup

Gov’t urged to step up on HIV funding

The Global Fund, provider of the lion’s share of money for Cambodia’s $12 million-a-year HIV treatment and prevention program, has told the government it expects it to begin footing more of the bill itself, a push that is prompting worries among local health-care providers. However, ...

Jamie Elliott
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-urged-step-hiv-funding

Cambodia's battle against malaria put at risk as expenses row holds up funds

Cambodia’s fight against malaria is at risk of being derailed because of a dispute over expenses payments between the Cambodian government and the Global Fund, the biggest donor to the country’s malaria programme. ...

Jamie Elliott
http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/oct/20/cambodia-battle-against-malaria-at-risk-global-fund-government-expenses-row

Facing cuts, gov’t pressured to take lead in fight against AIDS

Two of the major donors who have supported Cambodia’s highly successful fight against HIV/AIDS are set to make significant cuts to their funding, putting pressure on the government to increase its own spending, officials and experts said. Both the Global Fund, which has contributed more than ...

Paula Brito
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/facing-cuts-govt-pressured-to-take-lead-in-fight-against-aids-72788/

3,000 Cambodians killed by AIDS per year: official

Approximately 3,000 HIV/AIDS patients in Cambodia die per year, Ieng Mouly, chairman of the National AIDS Authority, said Thursday. According to the official, the Global Fund has granted nearly 149 million U.S. dollars to Cambodia for a four-and-a-half years fight against the disease. ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/health/2014-10/02/c_133689175.htm

Gates couple makes visit to Cambodia

The world’s wealthiest person, Bill Gates, and his wife, Melinda, made a brief appearance in the border town of Pailin on Saturday, where their foundation funds projects to combat drug-resistant malaria. According to staff at the Memoria Palace & Resort, the philanthropists met with health ministry ...

Kevin Ponniah
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/gates-couple-makes-visit-cambodia

Suppliers to Global Fund back in biz

Two suppliers of mosquito nets to Cambodia found to have bribed officials to gain contracts under the Global Fund’s health grant scheme have had their contracts renewed. The two firms, Sumitomo Chemical and Vestergaard Frandsen, were found by the fund’s Office of the Inspector General in ...

Daniel Pye
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/suppliers-global-fund-back-biz

Global Fund’s probe saw little cooperation

Financial records the Global Fund requested for its investigation into widespread corruption in health grants to Cambodia were withheld and censored by grant recipients, the probe found, suggesting a systematic attempt to cover up wrongdoing. Out of a total of $220.3 million worth of expenses the ...

Daniel Pye
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/global-fund%E2%80%99s-probe-saw-little-cooperation

Anti-Corruption Unit Reports on Health Sector Bribe Case

The government’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) on Tuesday delivered its latest report on its review of allegations of massive bribe taking inside the Health Ministry leveled by the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria in November. Officials on Wednesday were mum about the review, however, ...

Khy Sovuthy and Zsombor Peter
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/anti-corruption-unit-reports-on-health-sector-bribe-case-49863/

Fund playing hardball

The Global Fund has threatened to suspend or reduce health grants to Cambodia totalling more than $100 million if the Ministry of Health, the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Dermatology and STD (NCHADS) and NGO umbrella group MEDiCAM fail to meet a 30-day deadline to return ...

Kevin Ponniah and Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fund-playing-hardball

Fund report lacking, BBC show claims

An investigation by BBC news program Panorama into the misuse of Global Fund aid to Cambodia has claimed that the Fund “watered down” a report released last month, which exposed a network of corruption in Cambodia’s health sector. But Panorama, which obtained a leaked copy of the original ...

Daniel Pye
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fund-report-lacking-bbc-show-claims

Global Fund Says World Mosquito Net Supplies Not Jeopardized

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on Thursday denied reports that its suspension of all contracts with two major mosquito net suppliers found to have bribed Cambodian officials would cause a shortage in the worldwide supply of the critical malaria deterrent, but ...

Zsombor Peter
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/global-fund-says-world-mosquito-net-supplies-not-jeopardized-47676/

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