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Population Services International’s financial management and oversight of the Global Fund’s malaria grant to the Democratic Republic of the Congo was ineffective, says the OIG
Unauthorized overspending of $12.8 million for travel and external professional services for a malaria grant in the DRC
Global Fund pressures Democratic Republic of Congo, facing an Ebola epidemic, to fulfill its co-financing commitment
Penalty for non-compliance “for no justifiable reasons” can reduce the grants by up to 15%
The Global Fund has requested the Democratic Republic of Congo to prove that the country has fulfilled its co-financing commitment, or in other words, that the State had spent about $44.6 million on health during the year 2018 as part of a commitment to spend about 98.9 million during this grant cycle, as agreed during grant signing; otherwise the DRC risks losing up to $80 million, representing 15% of the value of the grants.
OIG’s follow-up audit of Global Fund grants to Democratic Republic of Congo highlights need to improve stock management and data quality
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,
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.
Donation from Spain in new debt swap
Secretariat will increase monitoring of the DRC’s progress towards meeting its co-financing commitments
GAC also concerned about gap in the DRC’s LLIN coverage
The Grant Approvals Committee says that there is a risk that the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will not able to meet its 2017-2019 co-financing requirements.
Despite reservations, the Global Fund Board authorizes the Secretariat to sign agreement with the World Bank
Agreement covers the performance-based funding project in the DRC
The Board has authorized the Secretariat to enter into an “Administration Agreement” with the World Bank for the performance-based funding (PBF) project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). At first glance, this may not seem particularly newsworthy. But there are some unusual circumstances surrounding this agreement.
Despite the progress made by the Fund in operating in what it defines as a challenging operating environment, difficulties in operating in the DRC remain an issue.
If one were to read the message by the Fund’s Executive Director Mark Dybul in an annex to the report of the Office of the Inspector General on its audit in the Democratic Republic of Congo, one would come away with the impression that with some minor exceptions, the Global Fund’s grants to the DRC are performing very well.
The organisation is working on gradually phasing out the payments, but is encountering resistance in some low-income countries
The payment of extra money to top up the salaries of workers implementing Global Fund grants was disallowed by the Fund two years ago, except in exceptional circumstances, but in some countries the organization is finding it hard to work out a way to keep the staff they need without paying these incentives.
Le Conseil approuve un financement pour prolonger la durée de deux subventions raccourcies en RDC et au Mozambique
Un financement également approuvé pour les subventions TB / VIH au Libéria à partir des allocations 2014-2016
Pour la première fois, le Conseil a approuvé un financement supplémentaire pour des subventions à la durée raccourcie. La décision a été prise le 14 mars 2016, le jour même que le Conseil a approuvé un financement supplémentaire pour deux subventions TB/VIH pour le Libéria à partir des allocations pour 2014-2016.
Les subventions raccourcies