14 Feb Global Fund Deserves Our Support
Posted at 13:37h in News
It is no surprise that in the current budget cutting climate sweeping over Washington that many have taken aim at foreign aid, long a favorite target that is easy to demagogue no matter what the evidence to the contrary. Whipping up the frenzy recently was a report about corruption in the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, an international public/private partnership that attracts and disperses funds to fight these diseases.
Opponents of foreign aid who are using this news ignore the fact that it was the Global Fund itself that found and exposed the corruption and took measures to root it out. And that while the misuse of funds was deplorable, it was a tiny percentage of the Fund’s overall expenditures.