90 Per Cent Pharmacies In Liberia Sell Stolen Aid Drugs – USAid Alleges

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The US Agency for International Development (USAid) has alleged that about 90% of pharmacies in Liberia are selling stolen medicine donated by aid organisations.

USAID Mission Director Jim Wright at the weekend said such “acts of fraud” prevented Liberians from receiving donated essential medicines.

“That is unacceptable. That means that medicine is only available to patients that have enough money to buy them,” Mr Wright said.

Following the revelation, six Liberian civil groups have launched a national media campaign aimed at monitoring the distribution of aid medical supplies and raising awareness that donated medicines are free and should not be sold.

Mr Wright called for increased accountability, including the prosecution of those guilty of stealing and selling donated health supplies.

The Liberian authorities are yet to comment on this matter.