Also In Global Health News: Global Fund Audit; Indonesia’s Health System; Bread For The World Founder Profiled
Global Fund Audit Identified Missing, Expired ACTs In Tanzania
IRIN reports a recent Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria audit specifies the almost $1 million worth of drugs missing or expired in Tanzania were malaria drugs. The routine audit found “[a]rtemisinin combination therapy (ACT) drugs worth $819,000 are missing and another $130,000 have expired,” the news service writes (8/6). PricewaterhouseCoopers has been appointed by the Global Fund to carry out a more in-depth audit of the situation in Tanzania, the Citizen reports (Mkinga, 8/6).
IRIN Examines Indonesia’s ‘Failing’ Health System
IRIN examines how health experts say Indonesia’s health system is “failing to provide even the most basic care to vast swathes of the population.” The article includes information on the Indonesian government’s struggle to provide health care to the nation’s poor and how the wealthy travel abroad in search of good health care (8/6).
Washington Times Profiles Bread For The World Founder
The Washington Times profiles Lutheran pastor Arthur Simon, who founded hunger lobbying group Bread for the World (BFW). Simon formed BFW in 1974 “as a way to help Christians shape U.S. policy toward reducing hunger,” the newspaper writes. “One of his proudest moments came years later in 1999, when BFW started an ‘offering of letters’ campaign to get Congress to approve debt reduction for poor countries,” according to the Washington Times, “and a debt relief bill was passed”Â (Duin, 8/6).