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Now, with confirmation that huge sums of aid were stolen, the grief is compounded by anger and disappointment – at the fraud itself, but also for what it says about Africa's struggles to improve health care access and outcomes.If the continent is to make gains in achieving universal health coverage (UHC) and improving the quality of health care for everyone, it must start by ensuring that resources are used efficiently and fairly.According to the UHC 2030 Alliance, which works to improve the quality of and access to health care systems around the world, recipient countries have done far more than their international counterparts to establish more effective budgetary frameworks.To improve the quality of Africa's health care systems, and avoid a repeat of the IFRC's Ebola funding fiasco, countries that receive aid need better financial management protocols. In health emergencies, immediate aid is essential. But if that aid is to be allocated properly, recipient countries must already have the ability to manage large sums transparently. Today, Rwanda is among the world leaders in health care access and outcomes.
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