The Global Fund has suspended funding to Zambia's Ministry of Health because of fraud in the ministry.
This is a second time that donors are freezing funding to the ministry in about one year.
A year ago, the Swedish and Dutch governments froze aid to the Ministry of Health following reports about embezzlement of public funds including monies from donors.
According to a report issued by The Global Fund's Office of the Inspector General (OIG) after the 21st board meeting in Geneva held at the end of April, the fund will not proceed with signing any new grants to the ministry until it is satisfied that the situation is under control.
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