Global Fund Lifts Suspensions of Grants to Chad
The Global Fund last month lifted its temporary suspension of two grants to Chad. The HIV/AIDS and TB grants, worth more than $20 million over five years, were suspended in November 2006 over concerns regarding the misuse of funds and regarding the ability of the Principal Recipient and Sub-Recipients to effectively manage the Global Fund's resources.
The Fund says that its decision to lift the suspensions was made after "efforts and a strong commitment" from the government, development partners, the CCM and the Principal Recipient which "guaranteed that better systems were in place with new clarified responsibilities." The Fund added that the money that had been misused before the suspensions is now "in the process of being recovered."