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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
OIG audit of Global Fund grants to Myanmar reveals gaps in service delivery and supply chain management despite good results in other areas
Audit shows significant progress in program impact and financial management
Myanmar has made significant progress in its fight against HIV, TB and malaria, thanks in part to increased financial commitments from the government and initiatives to extend health care coverage. At the same time, there are gaps in service delivery and issues related to supply chain management.
Audit identifies significant program and financial management weaknesses in the national TB program
While Global Fund grants to Burkina Faso are generally well structured, improvements in PR capacities are required, OIG says
The largest PR lacks a program management unit
Audit of Global Fund grants to Mali reveals significant progress in financial management and quality of services
However, there are problems with drug expiries, stock-outs and delays in the supply chain
Audit report on Malawi finds important components of some activities funded by the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and the Fund, have not been implemented
The OIG last reviewed Malawi in 2010 with that audit being published in August 2012. That audit identified weaknesses in financial management, sub-recipient management, procurement and supply chain management. Malawi has since had to repay $3.3 million of the $36 million it utilized due to findings of improper spending unearthed by a 2012 audit.
OIG investigation into a South Sudan SR uncovers more than $0.5 million in non-compliant expenditures
An investigation conducted by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has determined that Caritas Torit, a sub-recipient (SR) for three grants to South Sudan, exercised weak financial management and controls over the disbursement of program funds, including lack of or inadequate supporting documents, proper bookkeeping, and accounting records.
Weaknesses identified in managing programs and health services and products, and in governance and oversight
An audit by the Office of the Inspector General on grants to South Sudan concluded that while financial and fiduciary controls are at the level of the principal recipients were effective, there are weaknesses in the management of programs and health services and products, and in governance and oversight. A report on the audit was released on 5 October.
OIG audit of grants to Pakistan reveals weaknesses in implementation arrangements, and financial and procurement management
Internal controls over programmatic activities were assessed as being generally effective
An audit by the Office of the Inspector General of grants to Pakistan concluded that while internal controls over programmatic activities are generally effective, there is considerable room for improvement in implementation arrangements, financial management, and procurement and supply chain management.
Despite scandal involving parastatal principal recipient, Malawi receiving additional resources from Global Fund
Despite continued concerns about Malawi’s ability to absorb grant funds, the country will receive an additional $37 million in incentive funding to support its HIV program, bringing the total allocation under the new funding model for this central African nation for all three diseases and health systems strengthening to more than $611 million.