IRIN PlusNews HIV/AIDS News and information service | Southern Africa | MADAGASCAR: Govt gets tough on AIDS graft | Care Treatment, Prevention, PWAs ASOs, Other | Daily
Sunday 16 July 2006
Home About PlusNews Country Profiles News Briefs Special Reports Subscribe Archive IRINnews


East Africa
Great Lakes
Horn of Africa
Southern Africa
·South Africa
West Africa
RSS - News Briefs


PlusNews E-mail Subscription

MADAGASCAR: Govt gets tough on AIDS graft

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

JOHANNESBURG, 12 July (PLUSNEWS) - Madagascar got tough on graft this week by suspending funding to 200 local NGOs set up to tackle HIV/AIDS in the Indian Ocean island.

Executive Secretary of the National AIDS Committee Fenosoa Ratsimanetrimanana accused local charities of freely spending World Bank money without accounting for it.

"Lots of associations are rushing to the campaign against AIDS to get a piece of the money. Some destroy their HIV detection equipment after three months so they can profit from buying it anew," Reuters quoted him as saying.

Madagascar, with an estimated HIV prevalence rate of just 1.1 percent, has become the latest in a string of African countries to experience the consequences of financial mismanagement and lack of transparency.



Recent MADAGASCAR Reports
World Bank releases $239 million for development projects,  13/Jul/05
Youth clinics raise HIV/AIDS awareness,  9/Sep/04
Island nation steps up HIV/AIDS efforts,  9/Apr/03
Island nation gets Global Fund assistance,  17/Feb/03
· AIDS Media Center
· The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria
· International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS
· International HIV/AIDS Alliance

PlusNews does not take responsibility for info in links supplied.

[Back] [Home Page]

Click here to send any feedback, comments or questions you have about PlusNews Website or if you prefer you can send an Email to Webmaster

Copyright © IRIN 2006
The material contained on comes to you via IRIN, a UN humanitarian news and information service, but may not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies.
All PlusNews material may be reposted or reprinted free-of-charge; refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use. IRIN is a project of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.