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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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Poor stock management contributed to theft of medicines purchased with Global Fund grants to C.A.R., OIG says

20 Feb 2018
There were ongoing leakages of ACTs over a 17-month period
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Small-scale fraud found in training activities and meetings related to a Global Fund TB grant to Kenya

20 Feb 2018
Disciplinary action taken against two employees

An investigation by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) into a TB grant to Kenya has identified $62,557 in non-compliant expenditures. A report on the investigation was released on 9 February 2017.

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Ukraine starts transition away from Global Fund support without a detailed transition plan, OIG says

6 Feb 2018
Audit gives Ukraine a mixed report card
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Supreme Audit Institutions in some countries in Africa may not be involved in Global Funds grants: Aidspan report

23 Jan 2018

In many African countries that receive Global Fund grants, implementers may not take advantage of the services their Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) could provide. This is one of the key findings of a study conducted by Aidspan on the involvement of SAIs in auditing Global Fund grants.

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OIG commends progress made by Global Fund grants to Bangladesh, but says several challenges remain

23 Jan 2018
Audit identifies significant program and financial management weaknesses in the national TB program
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Capacity issues and delays in implementation plague otherwise successful Global Fund grants to Zambia, OIG says

9 Jan 2018
Health systems struggle to cope with rapid increases in volume caused by scale-up
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Until the Global Fund defines its risk appetite, it can’t know what level of assurance is required: OIG audit

9 Jan 2018
Assurance activities are insufficiently aligned to highest risk areas
Programmatic and health product risks have supplanted financial risk in the rankings

“The work on defining risk appetite is in its early stage and until [it is] sufficiently advanced, there is limited guidance on the required level of assurance.” This is one of main conclusions of an audit by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of in-country assurance.

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