Congress Should Investigate High Turnover Rate Of Global Fund IG Position
Huffington Post: Who’s Next as the Top Cop at the Global Fund?
Bea Edwards, executive and international director of the Government Accountability Project
“Just recently, Martin O’Malley, the third Inspector General in three years at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, announced he would step down in December, cutting short a six-year commitment to the quasi-private, intergovernmental organization based in Geneva. … So what’s going on there? The Global Fund does not seem to be able to keep a senior oversight official in office. … The U.S. Congress, which appropriates over $1 billion annually for the Global Fund, ought to look into this. U.S. taxpayers willingly finance treatment and prevention of disease both in this country and in poor countries, but this is beginning to look like systemic corruption…” (8/27).