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Diagnostic Review of the CARICOM Global Fund Grants

The Global Fund
Field of Expertise:
Medical Products, Technologies; PSCM, financing and cost/pricing; Procurement and Supply Chain Assessments & Strengthening
Narrative description of project:
In 2012, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Global Fund conducted a diagnostic review of the programme 'Fighting HIV in the Caribbean: a Strategic Regional Approach' supported by a grant of the Global Fund. The grant was administered by the CARICOM Secretariat and programmes were implemented by seven partners in the Caribbean. The review involved a comprehensive risk-based assessment of programme management and implementation, and the formulation of recommendations for the mitigation of potential risks.
Description of services provided:
Two hera specialists in public health, M&E, and procurement and supply-chain management joined the team of financial auditors contracted by the OIG to review the programmatic aspects, monitoring systems, and commodity and medicine supply systems. The hera specialists conducted field visits to implementing sites in the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Guyana, Trinidad, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Antigua and St. Kitts & Nevis. The findings were communicated in a special session of the Regional Coordinating Mechanism in Guyana, and are integrated in the OIG report to the Board of the Global Fund.