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Global Fund Statement on Cambodia’s Programs against Malaria

20 October 2015

Cambodia has made impressive progress against malaria, with a 70 percent decline in the number of cases from 2009 to 2014, and a sharp reduction in deaths in the same period.

However, the situation remains critical, and preliminary data on an increase in malaria cases in parts of Cambodia since mid-2014, as well as resistance to artemisinin-based combination therapies, carries serious implications for the broader Mekong region.

The Global Fund is working with key partners, including the Government of Cambodia and the United Nations Office of Project Services and others, to take all possible measures to reverse the recent increase.

The Global Fund implements a framework of accountability that requires transparent reporting on investments in health, so that a maximum of available resources go toward serving people affected by malaria and other diseases.

The Global Fund has a zero tolerance policy for fraud and corruption, and requires a high degree of transparency and accountability from all partners, even in challenging operating environments where governance and accountability systems do not meet international standards.

In Cambodia, the Global Fund is working with the Ministry of Health to address implementation challenges and to support efforts that maximize results and impact and that further strengthen systems for health to serve the people of Cambodia.

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