Office of the Inspector General
In 2016, the Global Fund Board approved the Sustainability, Transition and Co-financing (STC) policy, a policy designed to guide implementing countries’ transition from Global Fund support to their own full funding and implementation of their HIV, TB and malaria programs.
OIG investigation reveals deficiencies in Global Fund processes for procurement of HIV rapid test kits in eight countries
A proactive investigation undertaken by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has identified some deficiencies in the Global Fund’s processes for procuring HIV rapid diagnostic test (RDT) kits. A report on the investigation was released on 31 May 2018.
OIG releases reports on investigations into Global Fund grants in Papua New Guinea, Nigeria and Eswatini
Between 10 July and 20 August 2018, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released reports on three different investigations into Global Fund grants in Papua New Guinea, Nigeria, and the Kingdom of Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland).
The Global Fund Secretariat has provided an update on the implementation of its Governance Action Plan (GAP). The update took the form of a paper prepared for the Board meeting held on 9–10 May 2018.
Good progress is being made in recoveries. During the last half of 2017, total outstanding recoveries related to audits and investigations by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) declined by $5.8 million to $5.3 million. As of 31 December 2017, only 5% of total OIG-related recoverable amounts remained outstanding.
OIG investigation in Zambia uncovers theft of health products from national medical stores between 2014 and 2016
In an investigation of Global Fund grants to Zambia, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has uncovered large-scale theft of a range of HIV, tuberculosis and malaria-related medical products from Zambia’s national medical stores.
The OIG’s investigation report was made public on April 26, 2018.
OIG annual report says governments and partners are key to enabling the Global Fund to address quality of service issues
“There is often an asymmetry between the high level of accountability for impact that the Global Fund is generally held to and the sometimes low level of control that the organization has on many of the factors that drive such impact.”
A follow-up audit of three grants to Tanzania has found that although Tanzania continues to make progress against the three diseases, quality of service issues persist, particularly in the HIV program. The audit also found that men who have sex with men (MSM) continue to face major barriers accessing services.
OIG investigation of Global Fund PR in Bangladesh reveals fraud and misuse of funds amounting to about $100,000
Staff from the National Tuberculosis Control Program (NTP) in Bangladesh falsified documents to support training-related expenditures between July 2015 and September 2016, according to an investigation conducted by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). The NTP was principal recipient (PR) for a TB grant (BGD-T-NTP) worth $31.7 million.