Thursday, April 27, 2006
World Bank accused over malaria
Can we spell it?
Need we say more?
BBC NEWS Health World Bank accused over malaria:
"The World Bank has been accused of publishing false accounts and wasting money on ineffective medicines in its malaria treatment programme.
A Lancet paper claims the bank faked figures, boosting the success of its malaria projects, and reneged on a pledge to invest $300-500m in Africa.
It also claims the bank funded obsolete treatments - against expert advice.
The bank has denied the allegations and says it is investing $500m to $1bn ($280m-$560m) over the next five years.
But it also admits it is not easy, and sometimes 'not even possible', to know exactly how much input from each donor goes into a specific activity. "