Ken Hackett, president of Catholic Relief Services, urges opponents of foreign aid to support the Global Fund in an op-ed for the Huffington Post today. His piece, “Global Fund deserves our support,” defends the Global Fund’s rigorous financial controls and stresses the role that the Fund plays in combating preventable diseases around the world.
Here’s an excerpt of his piece:
“Opponents of foreign aid like to paint it as wasted money that does nothing good for America. The fact is, foreign aid is working. Look at the countries of Africa, for instance; they have some of the fastest growing economies in the world. One reason is because of the work of groups like the Global Fund, because good health is a foundation of economic development.
Denying the Global Fund support because of its efforts to uncover and end corruption would be throwing the baby out with the bathwater, though in this case it would literally mean denying millions of babies around the world the lifesaving medicines and care they need to reach their human potential.”
For the full story, go to the Huffington Post’s website.