procurement

6.

OIG audit of grants to Pakistan reveals weaknesses in implementation arrangements, and financial and procurement management

2 Oct 2015
Internal controls over programmatic activities were assessed as being generally effective

An audit by the Office of the Inspector General of grants to Pakistan concluded that while internal controls over programmatic activities are generally effective, there is considerable room for improvement in implementation arrangements, financial management, and procurement and supply chain management.

1.

Programs supported by the Global Fund saved 17 million lives through the end of 2014, Fund says

21 Sep 2015
This is almost double the figure of 8.7 million lives saved announced in July 2012
Other results also reveal strong momentum

Programs supported by the Global Fund have saved 17 million lives up to the end of 2014, according to the Results Report 2015 released by the Fund on 21 September. The Fund says that it is on track to reach 22 million lives saved by December 2016, the end of the current replenishment period (see graphic).

7.

Watchdog uncovers reasons for ARV stock-outs in Tanzania

20 Jul 2015
Poor implementation of the Global Fund’s pooled procurement; weak communication and coordination by national agencies cause ARV stock-outs

Tanzanian NGO Sikika has uncovered the cause of shortages and stockouts of ARVs over 2014, which led to some patients receiving fewer supplies and others having their treatment regimens and medicine brands changed, prompting some patients to experience new side effects.

Global Fund seeks to recover $116,000 from Tajikistan after procurement fraud

4 May 2015
A government sub-recipient was found to have significantly overpriced non-health products bought with Global Fund grant money

The Global Fund will seek to recover some $116,000 in misused funds from Tajikistan attributed to improper procurement practices by a government sub-recipient of an HIV grant managed by the UN Development Program.

2.

Ecuador and Rwanda audits show mixed results

15 Jan 2015
Problems in governance, oversight and management in Rwanda; deficiencies in program performance and controls of health services and products in Ecuador

Reports on audits of grants in Rwanda and Ecuador were released by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at the end of December.

Rwanda

7.

Niger close to procurement plan for malaria response ahead of June rains

17 Feb 2014
The country has received an $18.1 million grant extension as part of transitional funding

Catholic Relief Services, the principal recipient (PR) of Global Fund grants for malaria management in Niger, will expand its slate of services responding to the malaria epidemic, with testing and first-line medication.

7.

Global Fund lifts suspensions of net suppliers caught in Cambodia case

6 Feb 2014
Suppliers Vestergaard Frandsen and Sumitomo Chemical Co face mandatory compliance regulations to continue as Fund suppliers

The Global Fund Secretariat will lift the suspensions of two major suppliers of long-lasting impregnated nets (LLINs) who were found to have paid kickbacks to government officials in Cambodia.

Acting on the recommendations of the Sanctions Panel, the Secretariat also imposed three conditions on Vestergaard Frandsen and Sumitomo Chemical Co in order to remain eligible to compete in tenders for future commodity purchases.

1.

Procurement irregularities and over-pricing in Madagascar identified by OIG

8 Jan 2014
Suppliers alleged to have colluded on bids

An investigation by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) into procurement contracts for five malaria grants to Madagascar has found evidence of non-compliant expenditures, over-priced goods and collusion among suppliers. A report on the investigation was released on 3 January.

2.

OIG Investigation in Cambodia Prompts Suspension of Two Top LLIN Suppliers Over $410,712 in Kickbacks

18 Nov 2013

Two suppliers responsible for nearly 50% of all long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs) purchased by the Global Fund on behalf of malaria projects worldwide have been suspended following an investigation in Cambodia into widespread fraud and kickbacks paid to government officials.

7.

Aidspan Releases Analysis of Global Fund Procurement Costs

29 Apr 2013

Procurement costs for HIV, TB and malaria commodities have either come down or remained stable over the past seven years, according to an analysis conducted by Frank Wafula, Ambrose Agweyu and Kate Macintyre at Aidspan. The findings of the analysis are described in a working paper published on April 29, 2013 on the Aidspan website.

Pages

Subscribe to procurement