Government response

Vaccine funding in Sierra Leone

Response to British media reports on the use of vaccine funding in Sierra Leone

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Responding to a report in The Times newspaper investigating the alleged misuse of funds for a GAVI Alliance vaccine programme by Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health, a Department for International Development spokesperson said:

We continue to follow the GAVI investigation closely although no DFID money is provided directly to Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health. A separate DFID programme provides funding for health worker salaries which cannot be used for any other purpose.

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Published 15 April 2013