Friday, December 20, 2013

USAID Review of Health NGO Finds Litany of Irregularities

Chan Theary (in large hat) participates in a USAID project to improve
access to safe drinking water among poor floating communities
in Cambodia. Courtesy RACHA
By Simon Henderson and Kuch Naren
The Cambodia Daily, December 19, 2013

A financial review by USAID, the U.S. government’s development arm, into local health NGO Reproductive and Child Health Alliance (RACHA) has found financial mismanagement coupled with a lack of transparency and oversight within the organization that may point to evidence of fraudulent activity.

Well-known for its collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, and other development partners, RACHA operates across eight provinces in projects relating to family planning and reducing maternal deaths, as well as newborn and child health. Read more