In a January, 2011 Foreign Policy column, Roger Bate wrote about how most of the malaria medicines donated to Togo by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS TB and Malaria (GF), had disappeared, stolen, he says, by that government’s own procurement agency staff. He criticized the Global Fund for poor oversight and trying to do too much.
Bate writes: “What I wrote was obviously too much for the Executive Director of the Fund, Michel Kazatchkine and the Fund’s Inspector General, John Parsons, who posted the following reply: ‘To imply, as Mr Bate does, that only foreign oversight can secure drug distribution is an affront to the vast majority of honest, hardworking pharmacists, doctors and nurses who are successfully and conscientiously delivering drugs to patients in many countries around the world.'”
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