Zambia is among the top 20 countries affected by illicit financial flows in health sector.

A study has shown that Zambia is among the top 20 countries in the world, whose achievement of sustainable development of the health sector is impended by illicit financial flows.
Illicit financial flows are a form of illegal capital flight and occur when money is illegally earned, transferred, or spent.
Zambia is ranked number 12 on the list by an analysis done by GIF, the Global Financial Integrity at 284.0 per cent.
The analysis shows that from 2008 to 2012, illicit financial flows swamped national health spending in many of the poorest nations.
GFI President, Raymond Baker, said that the United Nations commitment to substantially reduce illicit financial flows is an important effort that will generate funds needed to provide basic health services for some of the world’s most vulnerable people.
Many on the top 20 are African countries, with Togo leading at 1,088.7 percent.

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