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Cambodia, Global Fund Settle Malaria Financing Dispute; Nation Launches 5-Year Prevention Plan

IRIN: Breakthrough in Cambodia malaria row
“A disagreement between Cambodian and global health officials that followed a corruption scandal and froze millions of dollars in funding for the fight against malaria has been resolved, the World Health Organization has told IRIN…” (Boyle, 1/22).

Phnom Penh Post: Malaria money available as Global Fund dispute ends
“…The impasse ended in December, according to Dr. Luciano Tuseo, head of the WHO’s malaria program in Cambodia. However, details on the agreement itself were scant. But in an interview with the Post yesterday, Ieng Mouly, chairman of the country coordinating committee of the Global Fund for Cambodia and the National Aids Authority, said the agreement included a range of financial requirements…” (Rollet/Sassoon, 1/28).

Xinhua News: Cambodia aims to wipe out killer malaria strain
“The Cambodian government has launched a 142 million U.S. dollars, five-year plan to eliminate cases of the deadliest form of malaria in Cambodia by 2020, a local newspaper reported on Thursday…” (1/28).

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