Uganda

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Third OIG country audit of Uganda highlights concerns about oversight, internal controls and traceability of products

22 Oct 2019

In the third audit of Global Fund grants to Uganda over the 16 years of grants to the country, the Office of the Inspector General concluded that while Uganda is demonstrating a number of good practices, including ‘last-mile’ distribution to health facilities and effective coordination of stock monitoring among stakeholders, “significant issues” remain.

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Global Fund Country Coordinating Mechanism evolution initiative: Mid-term lessons from Tanzania, Niger, Uganda and Burundi

16 Apr 2019
Mid-point results mixed, suggest room for improvement in implementation

The Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) evolution initiative aims to strengthen CCMs’ performance in four areas: their internal functioning, oversight of the grants, engagement between the CCM and its constituency members, and linkages with other national governance bodies.

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Global Fund Board approves $36 million for country and multicountry grants

25 Feb 2019
Another $66 million was approved for interventions on the UQD Register

On 31 January 2019, the Global Fund Board approved three country grants worth $13.4 million. It also approved two multicountry grants valued at $22.5 million. The Board was acting on the recommendations of the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC). See Tables 1 and 2 for listings of the country and multi-country grants.

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Three countries, three different applications of co-financing in Global Fund grants in sub-Saharan Africa

16 Jan 2019
Inconsistent application of co-financing policy across countries

One of the Global Fund’s founding principles is “additionality” meaning that the Fund’s investments are added to domestic government and private expenditures but do not replace them.

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The Global Fund explores the use of impact bonds and social success notes

21 Aug 2018
Outcomes-based financing approach could reduce the risks associated with innovation
Part 2 of a 3-part series

In the beginning, there was performance-based funding. It was the outcomes-based mechanism of choice for the Global Fund and forms the foundation on which the Global Fund’s grant architecture was built. The idea was simple. Release funding in tranches, whereby recipients were required to reach specific targets before the rest of the grant would be disbursed.

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Global Fund multi-country program in East Africa spearheads trip to China to learn about harm reduction technologies

30 Jul 2018
Government officials and Global Fund implementers from Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda traveled to China to learn about local innovations in methadone maintenance therapy

As part of an official delegation spearheaded by Kenya-based KANCO and co-sponsored by UNAIDS, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, twenty-two representatives of East African governments

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TRP praises Uganda’s TB/HIV funding request to the Global Fund, but sends two matching funds requests back for iteration

6 Nov 2017
Concerns related to the funding request include a lack of clarity regarding TB programming

In its review of Uganda’s TB/HIV funding request, the Technical Review Panel (TRP) praised the country for positioning the request as part of a more sustainable response, including a push to improve coordination with the private sector, and for scaling up interventions for key populations.

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Uganda continues to grapple with the challenge of expired medicines and health supplies

31 Oct 2016

Findings conducted by The Observer, a Kampala based newspaper, indicate that instances of expired medicines and health supplies in Uganda is still rampant, and that expired drugs were still on the shelves at various health facilities during a recent survey conducted by the newspaper.

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Funding approved for shortened HIV grant to Uganda

16 Aug 2016
Funds will be used to purchase additional ARVs

On 3 August 2016, the Board approved additional funding of $37 million to ensure that all essential services for a shortened HIV grant to Uganda can be provided through to 31 December 2017. The money will come from the $700 million which the Fund has identified as being available for portfolio optimization. The Board was acting on recommendations of the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC).

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OIG audit reveals serious weaknesses in management of grants in Uganda

3 Mar 2016
Many of the problems are not new
CSOs call the situation “completely untenable”

For the second time in a month, the Office of the Inspector General has released a report of an audit into grants to a major recipient of Global Fund money that revealed serious deficiencies in the way the grants have been managed. First, it was Tanzania (see GFO article); this time, it is Uganda.

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