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Governments, NGOs Must Account For TB Funding, Measure Programmatic Impacts

Huffington Post: Where Has All the Money Gone for Fighting Tuberculosis?
Shelly Batra, founder and president of Operation ASHA

“…Huge amounts of funds have been poured into a bottomless pit [in the name of TB elimination]. … This funding should have led to better outcomes, i.e. improved case detection and decreased deaths. Unfortunately, this has not been so. Processes are documented, but not the results nor impact. … We have to clean up our act. Make everything accountable. Ensure transparency. Emphasize that reporting MUST include measured impact. Promote NGOs that provide the last mile, use funds wisely, and believe in outcomes…” (5/6).

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