Office of the Inspector General
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
Inspector General’s annual report to the Global Fund Board describes ‘strategic themes’ – and the inevitability of risk
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
Global Fund’s management and framework for investments in health systems need significant improvement, OIG says
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”.
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).
Main decisions at Global Fund’s 41st Board meeting include updated allocations methodology and restricted financial contributions
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.
New OIG Advisory Report on grant implementation in Western and Central Africa identifies room for improvement
The OIG team that recently conducted a study on grant implementation in Western and Central Africa (WCA) presented its Advisory Report at a special information session during the ‘Pre-Day’ meeting of the Global Fund’s 41st Board meeting, on May 14.
Supreme Audit Institutions in Africa would welcome an opportunity to start or expand their involvement in auditing Global Fund grants
Aidspan organized a roundtable on “Audit of Global Fund Grants by SAIs (Supreme Audit Institutions) in Sub-Saharan Africa” in eight African countries on 24–26 April in Kigali, Rwanda, with the support of GIZ BACKUP Health.
Third OIG audit of Global Fund grants to Ghana highlights ongoing issues in supply chain and data management
In the third audit of Global Fund grants to Ghana since 2012, the Office of the Inspector General has rated both implementation arrangements for oversight and coordination, and the systems, processes and controls on quality of services for the three diseases as needing significant improvement.
OIG investigation in Democratic Republic of Congo finds tender manipulation and overpricing in malaria grant
Senior managers appointed by the Population Services International (PSI), the Principal Recipient (PR) for the Global Fund’s malaria grant in the Democratic Republic of Congo, were responsible for tender manipulation leading to “systemic and significant overpricing” of contracts for transportation, warehousing and customs clearance, resulting in an estimated loss to the Global Fund of $7,386,066.
OIG audits of Global Fund grants to Rwanda and Benin raise issues related to data availability and quality