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. "

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