Malaria money granted to Cambodia sits idle

Millions of dollars of aid money granted to Cambodia by the Global Fund to combat malaria have been left sitting in a bank account for more than a year, official documents seen by the Post show.

The money remains untouched because the National Malaria Centre (CNM) is refusing to sign a funding agreement for a $12 million Global Fund grant it could have accessed since July because it objects to a request to provide detailed accounts of the spending, a source close to the Global Fund in Cambodia said, a move that could potentially put thousands of lives at risk.

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