WHO medicine warning / Sri Lanka bribery commission / Clean Contracting Manifesto

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One in 10 medicines in developing countries substandard or falsified – UN health agency.  Substandard or fake medicines that fail to prevent and cure disease – and could even cause death – are becoming more and more prevalent, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned, calling on Governments to take urgent actions to tackle this global problem.

UN News Centre: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=58192#.WiCtB2T1VFQ


Sri Lanka Bribery Commission to get 50 more officers.  Sri Lanka's constitutional authority, the Constitutional Council has approved recruiting 50 more officers to the Bribery and Corruption Commission, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said in parliament.

Colombo Page: http://www.colombopage.com/archive_17B/Nov29_1511947410CH.php


TI launches Clean Contracting Manifesto, calls for G20 adoption.  The Clean Contracting Manifesto is "a collective agenda to end corruption in public procurement and infrastructure and support sustainable development".

Transparency International: https://www.transparency.org/news/feature/ti_launches_clean_contracting_manifesto_calls_for_g20_adoption

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