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Global Fund Introduces New Minimum Standards for Implementers

1 Mar 2013
Standards apply to early NFM applicants

The Global Fund has developed new minimum standards for implementers. Entities covered by the standards include principal recipients (PRs), large sub-recipients (SRs) and other associated actors, such as public- or private-sector entities involved in the pharmaceutical and health products procurement and supply chain, as well as components of the national health system. 

1.

Fund Reverses Demand that Former Philippines PR Repay $1.77 Million

21 Nov 2012
Tropical Disease Foundation had five grants terminated in 2009
TDF may implement grants in future

The Global Fund has reversed a demand that it imposed three years ago that the Tropical Disease Foundation (TDF), a principal recipient (PR) in the Philippines, repay the Fund $1.77 million of grant money.

4.

A New GMS Project Is Awarded by USAID

24 Oct 2012

A follow-on project to Grant Management Solutions (GMS) has been awarded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), with support from the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, for a period of three years, with the possibility of an extension for up to two additional years. The project’s budget ceiling is $99.9 million.

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OIG Releases Report on Diagnostic Review for Gambia Grants

17 Oct 2012
Good practices observed among the PRs, but some weaknesses in administration identified
Report is critical of CCM, LFA

There are several good practices in the implementation of Global Fund grants in Gambia, but there are also weaknesses in financial management, procurement and supplies management, and oversight, according to a diagnostic review carried out by the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

6.

OIG Audit in Mozambique Identifies Serious Weaknesses in One PR: the Ministry of Health

9 Oct 2012
Says control environment has not improved in eight years
MOH, other stakeholders, agree to steps to address the problems

According to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), in the short to medium term the Ministry of Health (MOH) in Mozambique may not be able to meet the strict requirements of the Global Fund due to limitations in capacity. The MOH is principal recipient (PR) for three active grants, one for each disease.

3.

OIG Releases Audit Report on 12 Grants in Sri Lanka

16 Dec 2011

"Losses" of $2.6 million identified by the OIG

 

Two of the PRs dispute some of the OIG's findings

 

2.

Principal Recipient for Papua New Guinea Grants Resigns

2 Sep 2011

Global Fund audit found some misuse of funds by government PR, media report says

Replacement PRs have been nominated

4.

Concerns about Reporting Relationships of CCMs, PRs and LFAs Raised at Regional CCM Meeting

23 Aug 2011

Having both the principal recipients (PRs) and local fund agents (LFAs) report directly to the Global Fund Secretariat and, in the process, bypassing country coordinating mechanisms (CCMs) has usurped the CCM's oversight role.

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Global Fund Freezes Disbursements to Nigerian PR

25 Jul 2011

Nigerian media cite preliminary findings of misuse of grant funds contained in draft OIG audit report

Final audit report has not yet been released

The Global Fund has temporarily frozen disbursements to one principal recipient (PR) in Nigeria, amidst allegations of misappropriation of funds.

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OIG Identifies Shortcomings in Rounds-Based Grant Application Process

24 Jun 2010

According to the Global Fund'sOffice of the Inspector General (OIG):

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