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Indonesia needs faster progress towards ‘90-90-90’ HIV targets, OIG says

14 Jan 2020
Improvements also needed in TB and MDR-TB notification and treatment, TB-HIV program collaboration

If Indonesia’s HIV- and TB-program targets are to be reached by 2020, the design of both programs needs improvement, the Office of the Inspector General said, emphasizing shortcomings in the HIV program in particular. This was the second OIG audit of Indonesia’s Global Fund grants since the Global Fund’s investments in the country began, in 2003.


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OIG audit of Global Fund grants to South Sudan highlights that risk mitigation "needs significant improvement"

18 Dec 2019
Implementation arrangements and financial management "partially effective"

The Global Fund’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG), in its second audit of Global Fund grants to South Sudan, found that the country has made progress across the three diseases despite facing long-standing political instability, economic dependence on oil, and inadequate capacity of human resources for health.


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Global Fund grants to Malawi need improved financial controls and interventions for adolescent girls and young women, OIG says

17 Dec 2019

A second audit by the Office of the Inspector General of Global Fund grants in Malawi has highlighted weaknesses in financial controls within two of the country’s three Principal Recipients (Ministry of Health and ActionAid International Malawi), and in the country’s interventions for adolescent girls and young women (AGYW), among other issues.


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OIG advisory review identifies opportunities to strengthen Global Fund efforts to remove human rights-related barriers to access

29 Nov 2019
Efforts to remove those barriers fall under Strategic Objective 3, which calls for promoting and protecting human rights

An advisory review by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has identified steps the Global Fund can take to strengthen its efforts to remove human rights-related barriers to accessing services for HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, even as it acknowledges that the Fund is "one of the leading organizations to include the removal of human rights-related barriers to services among its strategic objectives." The recommendations fall under three b


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OIG investigation of phishing fraud in Senegal finds “multiple control lapses” within Ministry of Health and Social Action

29 Nov 2019
First known case of this kind of fraud in Global Fund grants

In an investigation of Global Fund grants to Senegal, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) found that Global Fund monies destined for the purchase of tuberculosis diagnostic equipment, for Senegal’s Tuberculosis/Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health grant, were unwittingly transferred to fraudsters posing as the Principal Recipient’s (PR) supplier.


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The Global Fund’s 42nd Board Meeting confirms 2020-2022 Allocations, committee selection processes, and expansion of wambo.org

16 Nov 2019
Second exceptional funding request for Venezuela among electronic decisions

On 14-15 November 2019, the Global Fund Board held its 42nd meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. A ‘pre-day’ of information, discussion and interactive sessions was held on 13 November. Aidspan and the GFO/OFM were present, with observer status. The main decisions made at the meeting, in chronological order, are described below.


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First OIG audit of Liberia’s Global Fund grants highlights that financial management arrangements need ‘significant improvement’

5 Nov 2019
Linkages to HIV and TB services, supply chain structures ‘partially effective’
 

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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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