USAID Losing Malaria Battle
Letter to the Editor

Sir,

Much like his predecessor, Anne Peterson, USAID’s Kent Hill has an impossible job, and I sympathize with him. But in attempting to defend his agency’s work on malaria In "America battles malaria every day" (April 25 05) he continues his agency’s willful misleading of the American people, much as his boss did with Senator Brownback (see "USAID fights malaria blindfolded," April 21 05). As my coauthored paper, "The Blind Hydra" documents, USAID has failed in nearly every respect to combat malaria over the past 6 years, as its budget has soared. USAID may "support" spraying, bed nets and drugs, but its maximum allocation of 5% of a total budget of $80m on all three, nearly all on nets, justify saying they "support" these initiatives--that is misleading on an Enron scale). The ongoing GAO investigation into USAID’s malaria programs must report soon so that the children of Africa, and the US taxpayer, get a better deal.

Roger Bate is a resident fellow at AEI.

Also Visit
AEIdeas Blog The American Magazine
About the Author

 

Roger
Bate
  • Roger Bate is an economist who researches international health policy, with a particular focus on tropical disease and substandard and counterfeit medicines. He also writes on general development policy in Asia and Africa. He writes regularly for AEI's Health Policy Outlook.
  • Phone: 202-828-6029
    Email: rbate@aei.org
  • Assistant Info

    Name: Katherine Earle
    Phone: (202) 862-5872
    Email: katherine.earle@aei.org

What's new on AEI

image The Census Bureau and Obamacare: Dumb decision? Yes. Conspiracy? No.
image A 'three-state solution' for Middle East peace
image Give the CBO long-range tools
image The coming collapse of India's communists
AEI on Facebook
Events Calendar
  • 14
    MON
  • 15
    TUE
  • 16
    WED
  • 17
    THU
  • 18
    FRI
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Calling treason by its name: A conversation with Liam Fox

Join us at AEI as the Right Honorable Liam Fox sits down with Marc Thiessen to discuss and debate whether America’s intelligence agencies have infringed on the personal privacy of US citizens.

Thursday, April 17, 2014 | 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The curmudgeon's guide to getting ahead

How can young people succeed in workplaces dominated by curmudgeons who are judging their every move? At this AEI book event, bestselling author and social scientist Charles Murray will offer indispensable advice for navigating the workplace, getting ahead, and living a fulfilling life.

Event Registration is Closed
No events scheduled this day.
No events scheduled this day.
No events scheduled this day.
No events scheduled this day.
No events scheduled this day.
No events scheduled this day.