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Global Fund’s transition management processes are mostly effective, OIG audit finds

18 Sep 2018
Most transition challenges “are beyond the Global Fund’s direct control” but approach to monitoring transition grants needs improvement

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.

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OIG investigation reveals deficiencies in Global Fund processes for procurement of HIV rapid test kits in eight countries

3 Sep 2018
Country teams have already taken corrective action

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.

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OIG releases reports on investigations into Global Fund grants in Papua New Guinea, Nigeria and Eswatini

3 Sep 2018
Reports detail misappropriation of funds in Nigeria, fraudulent diversion of funds in Eswatini, and non-compliant expenditures in Papua New Guinea

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).

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Secretariat provides update on the Global Fund’s Governance Action Plan

3 Jul 2018
The GAP aims to move beyond process to focus on broader structural issues

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.

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Global Fund reports steady progress in recovering outstanding amounts owing

3 Jul 2018
In the last half of 2017, the “last resort” 2-for-1 reductions in allocations was used five times

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.

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OIG investigation in Zambia uncovers theft of health products from national medical stores between 2014 and 2016

3 Jul 2018
“Zambia’s response to the losses has been exemplary” says Global Fund

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.

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OIG annual report says governments and partners are key to enabling the Global Fund to address quality of service issues

11 Jun 2018
The Fund, acting alone, cannot resolve these challenges

“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.”

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Quality of service issues persist in Global Fund grants to government implementers in Tanzania: OIG

24 Apr 2018
Men who have sex with men continue to face problems accessing services

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.

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Follow-up audit of Global Fund grants to Nigeria shows significant improvements, OIG says

6 Mar 2018
But problems remain; and some mitigation measures need more time to become effective
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OIG investigation of Global Fund PR in Bangladesh reveals fraud and misuse of funds amounting to about $100,000

20 Feb 2018
The PR, the National TB Control Program, has come under scrutiny in previous OIG probes

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.

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