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Audit of the Global Fund Grants in Senegal
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 an audit of HIV, malaria and tuberculosis grants to Senegal in order to:
• assess the efficiency and effectiveness of the management and operations of the Global Fund’s grants including value for money
• evaluate the soundness of existing systems, policies and procedures for safeguarding Global Fund resources
• confirm compliance of grant recipients with the Global Fund grant agreements and related policies and procedures, and the related laws of the country;
• identify any other risks that the Global Fund grants may be exposed to and measures in place to mitigate such risks, and
• make recommendations to strengthen the management of the Global Fund grants.
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 findings were communicated in a special session of the Country Coordinating Mechanism, and are integrated in the OIG report to the Board of the Global Fund.