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U.S., Partners Investigate Illegal Sale Of Aid-Provided HIV, Malaria Testing Kits In Zambia

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Six Arrested in Zambia in Crackdown on Illegal Sale of Foreign Aid
“Six people, including two pharmacy owners, have been arrested in Zambia and accused of the illegal sale of HIV and malaria testing kits as part of an international crackdown on profiteering from foreign aid, U.S. officials said on Wednesday. The test kits are provided in developing countries like Zambia for free distribution, the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of Inspector General (OIG) said. It said the arrests stem from an effort to make U.S. foreign assistance more effective and accountable by investigating complaints of fraud and misconduct in global health programs…” (Wulfhorst, 12/6).

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