Government corruption ‘cripples’ Malawi’s health sector

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Anti-corruption protestors in Malawi

Government corruption ‘cripples’ Malawi’s health sector


LILONGWE, 24 October 2013 (IRIN) - Extensive looting of public funds by government officials in Malawi has dangerously undermined the country’s public health sector, with hundreds of public health workers striking in recent weeks to protest late payments of their September salaries.

The delays were the result of a financial scandal involving government officials who exploited loopholes in a government payment system to make fraudulent deposits into the accounts of companies that did not have ...


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