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Global Fund grants achieving substantial impact while financial controls continue to improve, OIG says

15 Nov 2018
Report also identifies challenges in quality of services, finding missing TB cases and managing transitions

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) says that its work to date in 2018 has found that “the Global Fund partnership has achieved substantial results across all three diseases, with material increases in particular in the coverage of services.”

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Board Leadership welcomes the OIG review on Global Fund governance

6 Nov 2018
Several measures have been taken since the Governance Action Plan was developed in response to the review

In an article in GFO 344 published on 17 October 2018, we reported on the contents of the advisory review on governance conducted by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). We also reported on measures in the Global Fund’s Governance Action Plan which was developed in response to the advisory review.

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OIG reports material improvements in Global Fund procurement processes but challenges remain

16 Oct 2018
Limited oversight, compliance monitoring and performance management by Secretariat cited by OIG

The Global Fund has improved its controls, management and oversight of procurement processes at the Secretariat level, in response to issues identified in an audit of procurement and supply chain management carried out in 2015.

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Global Fund releases report on the 2017 OIG advisory review on governance

16 Oct 2018
Publication of the report was delayed until a Governance Action Plan could be completed

The OIG has released a report on an advisory review it completed in 2017 on governance at the Global Fund as executed by the Board and its committees.

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OIG audit of Global Fund grants to Myanmar reveals gaps in service delivery and supply chain management despite good results in other areas

1 Oct 2018
Audit shows significant progress in program impact and financial management

Myanmar has made significant progress in its fight against HIV, TB and malaria, thanks in part to increased financial commitments from the government and initiatives to extend health care coverage. At the same time, there are gaps in service delivery and issues related to supply chain management.

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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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