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India priests, decorators in child marriage crackdown: No proof of age? No wedding

Priests, card printers, flower decorators and tent suppliers are among the many players in the lucrative wedding industry being enlisted to help authorities in southern India crack down on child marriages. Priests in Telangana state have been told to request proof of age for the bride and groom before marrying them, while officials there are checking in villages to see if any child marriages are being planned or performed

March 21, 2017
Reuters

Health systems

Why US suspended direct funding to Ministry of Health

The US Embassy in Kenya announced that the Health Ministry will no longer receive direct assistance from the American aid agency (USAID). Citing concerns over reports of corruption and extremely poor accounting practices in the Health Ministry, the U.S. said it would freeze its Ksh 2.1bn contribution to the ministry health kitty. The Embassy said the action was to ensure that health spending reached those in most need and to protect U.S. taxpayer money

May 9, 2017
Citizen TV, Star Kenya, International Business Times, Xinhuanet, Reuters

Aid agencies accuse Nepal government of hampering their work

International aid agencies in Nepal say the government is hampering their work. Their projects face lengthy delays and they have to pay the government hundreds of thousands of dollars to get them approved. “When you have an environment that is opaque, it is a lot easier for bureaucrats who want to abuse the system to do so” said one NGO director speaking on condition of anonymity

April 19, 2017
The Guardian

Government spends Shs10 billion treating 140 officials

The Ugandan government spent $2.8m on health treatment for 140 senior government officials abroad over the past three years, according to Auditor General John Muwanga’s report for the period ending December 2016. The officials received specialist treatment for heart and kidney conditions, eye problems, cancer and diabetes in hospitals in Kenya, South Africa, India, China and the United States during these years

April 18, 2017
Daily Monitor