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The Global Fund has made some progress in establishing ethics- and integrity-related structures and processes, OIG says

8 Oct 2019
Improvements needed in monitoring and clarifying accountabilities

In the first audit by the Office of the Inspector General of ethics and integrity (risks, structures, and processes) at the Global Fund, the OIG assessed the adequacy and effectiveness of the Ethics and Integrity Framework across Global Fund structures and processes, within the Secretariat, governance bodies, and its operations, including those beyond the Secretariat, such as relationships with implementers and suppliers.

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Mixed results from audit of Global Fund grants in Nepal, says OIG

11 Sep 2019
‘Partially effective’ systems for service; inadequate implementation arrangements – but country ahead of schedule to eliminate malaria

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Global Fund, in its second audit of grants in Nepal, found that the country has made significant progress in the fight against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria.

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OIG’s follow-up audit of Global Fund grants to Democratic Republic of Congo highlights need to improve stock management and data quality

31 Jul 2019
Progress noted especially in HIV treatment coverage and decline in malaria mortality

A new Office of the Inspector General (OIG) audit of Global Fund grants in the Democratic Republic of Congo acknowledges successes across the three diseases achieved under extraordinarily challenging circumstances, but also highlights stockouts or insufficient stocks of health commodities, data inaccuracies relating to people living with HIV,

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OIG Head of Investigations describes 'changing fraud landscape' in Global Fund grants

30 Jul 2019
Data falsification, salary kickbacks among ‘emerging fraud risk areas’; procurement-related frauds decline

The “I Speak out Now” website, the news and resources website of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), features frequent updates on matters of risk-related interest to Global Fund implementers, ranging from ‘How to protect against school fee fraud’ to ‘Fighting back against phishing’ and ‘Speaking out about human rights violations’.

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Challenges at Global Fund Secretariat and implementer levels found to impede grant absorption

9 Jul 2019
Still, absorptive capacity has improved despite long-standing challenges

As the Global Fund approaches the replenishment of funds for the next implementation period, 2020 to 2022, the question of how well Global Fund grant funds are absorbed has become prominent. It is a topic, among others, in recent reports by the Global Fund’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG), the Secretariat and civil society organizations.

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Global Fund Secretariat responds in part to evaluation and audit of its health system investments

11 Jun 2019
Secretariat has not yet offered responses on a few important issues

The Technical Evaluation Reference Group (TERG), the Technical Review Panel (TRP), and the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), three Global Fund bodies that are independent of the Secretariat, have recently evaluated and audited the Global Fund investments in building “Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health” (RSSH), which make up 27% of all Global Fun

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Inspector General’s annual report to the Global Fund Board describes ‘strategic themes’ – and the inevitability of risk

29 May 2019
Global Fund’s response to that reality must continue to evolve, IG says

The Inspector General, Mouhamadou Diagne, introduced his annual report to the Global Fund Board with, on the one hand, praise for the Fund’s steady expansion of HIV treatment, progress towards malaria control or elimination, and high success rates in the treatment of tuberculosis, and on the other, by highlighting key areas that continue to require attention, namely program quality, finding missing TB cases, transition (and sustainability), an

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Global Fund’s management and framework for investments in health systems need significant improvement, OIG says

28 May 2019
Risk mitigation measures for health system activities deemed ‘partially effective’

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted the first audit of the Global Fund’s Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH) investments aiming “to provide reasonable assurance on the adequacy and effectiveness of Global Fund processes for the management of RSSH activities”.

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OIG audit in Sudan shows “serious deficiencies” in asset management and procurement

27 May 2019
Low bed-net usage, and unaddressed capacity and implementation gaps impede progress

In its second audit of Global Fund grants to Sudan, where the Global Fund is the largest health donor, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) found “serious deficiencies” in relation to asset management and procurement controls by both Principal Recipients, the United NationslDevelopment Program (UNDP) and Sudan’s Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH).

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Main decisions at Global Fund’s 41st Board meeting include updated allocations methodology and restricted financial contributions

17 May 2019
Decision on changes to committee selection processes deferred for further consultation

On 15-16 May 2019, the Global Fund Board held its 41st meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. GFO was present, with observer status. The main decisions made at the meeting, in chronological order, are described below.

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