EU continues funding MoH but says frauds dept must be improved

The European Union says it will continue funding the ministry of health and has appealed to donors who have pulled out to rescind their decision.

However, Head of E.U delegation, Derek Fee, says Zambia needs to improve its fraud departments to ensure donor funds are not abused.

He has also appealed to donors who are withholding funds to instead institute measures to safeguard their financial support.

Dr. Fee says the EU anti-fraud Office and the Global fund have offered technical assistance to the investigative organs of the government to prevent abuse of public funds.

He however says he respects the decision by some countries to withhold aid because the action is aimed at protecting funds provided by their tax payers.

Dr. Fee was speaking during the handover of ambulances, bicycles and community health cards to the ministry of health.

And Health Minister, Kapembwa Simbao, said government is impressed with the role the Public-Private Partnership is playing in improving health services in the country.

Dereck Fee

Dereck Fee with EU Zambia press officer Wilcliff Sakala standing behind

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