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Main decisions made at Global Fund Board meeting

16 Nov 2017

On 14-15 November 2017, the Global Fund Board held its 38th meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. GFO was present, with observer status. The main decisions made at the meeting, in chronological order, were as follows. (For precise wording of what the Board agreed, see the decision points document that is available at www.theglobalfund.org/en/board/meetings/38.

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OIG investigation reveals small-scale fraud by a supplier for a Global Fund TB grant to Burkina Faso

5 Sep 2017
Investigation also finds negligence on the part of the PR

An investigation by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has found evidence of small-scale fraud on the part of a local supplier. It also found that the principal recipient (PR) of a TB grant did not take appropriate action in awarding a contract to the supplier and in responding to the fraudulent activities once they became known.

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The Global Fund’s I Speak Out Now! campaign enters a second phase

27 Jun 2017
This OIG initiative encourages implementers and the Secretariat to denounce fraud and other wrongdoing

The Global Fund’s anti-corruption initiative, the I Speak Out Now! campaign, is now into its second phase. The purpose of the campaign is to encourage grant implementers and the Secretariat to denounce fraud, abuse and human rights violations in programs financed by the Fund.

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OIG investigation reveals small-scale fraud and nepotism involving a sub-recipient of a malaria grant to Cambodia

13 Mar 2017
Double-billing of donors also found

An investigation by the Office of the Inspector General, initiated in October 2015, has found evidence of small-scale fraudulent payments of per diems as well as nepotism related to field missions billed by a sub-recipient (SR) of a malaria grant to Cambodia, the National Center for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control (CNM).

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An Office of the Inspector General investigation report on the awarding of contracts to the Mutambara Foundation in Zimbabwe reveals fraudulent activity

16 Jan 2017
OIG puts reports produced by the Mutambara Foundation through plagiarism detection software and finds plagiarism

In November 2015, the Fund’s Sourcing Department (which is responsible for procurements carried out by the Global Fund Secretariat for its operational expenses), alerted the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to an anonymous email that alleged professional wrongdoing on the part of the Director of the Mutambara Foundation in Zimbabwe.

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The Global Fund’s I Speak Out Now! campaign encourages the reporting of fraud and corruption easily through online reporting

15 Jan 2017

On International Anti-Corruption day, 09 December 2015, the Global Fund's Office of the Inspector General (OIG) launched its campaign to raise awareness about fraud and abuse of Global Fund money.

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OIG investigation reveals fraudulent activities by an SR in Nigeria

10 May 2016
$3.8 million in expenditures deemed non-compliant

An investigation by the Office of the Inspector General has found evidence of systematic embezzlement of program funds, fraudulent practices, and collusion by staff of a sub-recipient for an HIV grant to Nigeria. The OIG released a report on investigation on 3 May.

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OIG releases reports on three investigations

19 Apr 2016
Non-compliant expenditures were found in TB grants to India and Bangladesh, and a malaria grant to Guyana

Between 29 March and 13 April 2016, the Office of the Inspector General published reports on three investigations – one each in India, Guyana and Bangladesh. The OIG identified non-compliant expenditures ranging from $56,966 for a malaria grant in Guyana to $311,637 for a TB grant in Bangladesh. This article provides a brief summary of the OIG’s findings.

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Despite serious concerns about risk, Global Fund approves $316 million in new funding for TB/HIV grants to Nigeria

17 Dec 2015
Grants are considered critical to maintaining and scaling up existing services
Fund says the standard approach to risk mitigation in Nigeria is not sufficient

The Secretariat is recruiting state-level fund portfolio managers for Nigeria

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