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Ensuring Donated Drugs Get to Intended Patients

December 10, 2010

In an AEI Health Policy Outlook, Roger Bate, Legatum fellow in global prosperity, argues that "many [developing country] drug-distribution systems are plagued by waste, delay, and theft." As such, Bate writes that "[t]he U.S. government should conduct an independent review of practices at donor agencies such as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (GFATM) to ensure that drugs are used by those intended, rather than facilitating illegal parallel drug-distribution systems in recipient countries" (December 2010).

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