A newsletter from the Office of the Inspector General of the Global Fund - Spring 2018
Pilfered Products NEW
Procuring and distributing health products such as mosquito nets, diagnostic tests or medicines is critical to our mission to end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. However, sometimes these products are stolen from the public supply chain and diverted to illicit private or street markets. Watch this two-minute video to spot the common schemes and scams.
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A Closer Look
A Closer Look at Product Issues NEW
Of the 200 allegations the OIG receives on average every year, 6% correspond to product issues. While small compared to the 51% of allegations that concern fraud, the consequences of product theft, diversion and illicit re-sale can have significant impact.
Missing Stock Cover-Up NEW
An OIG investigation revealed systemic theft of health products financed by the Global Fund and other donors from a central warehouse. Stock levels were manually adjusted in the computer system to cover up the missing products.
Misuse of TB Drugs
TB medicine financed by the Global Fund was stolen from the national supply chain and resold illicitly on informal street markets. The TB medicine, a strong antibiotic, was being sold as a 'cure-all' for many different ailments.
Latest OIG reports
The OIG has already published six reports this year to date: audits of Global Fund grants in Tanzania, Nigeria and Ukraine; and investigations in Bangladesh, Kenya and the Central African Republic.