Office of the Inspector General

  • Report Fraud and Abuse

    The Global Fund believes that every dollar counts and has zero tolerance for fraud, corruption and waste that prevent resources from reaching those who need them. 

    Through its safe and secure whistle-blowing and reporting channels, the Office of the Inspector General encourages all to speak out against fraud, abuse and human rights violations. The Office of the Inspector General treats all reports carefully and protects the identity of all whistle-blowers. 

  • How Can You Contact the Office of the Inspector General?

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    Available in English, French, Russian and Spanish.

    Letter:
    Office of the Inspector General
    Global Fund
    Chemin de Blandonnet 8, CH-1214
    Geneva, Switzerland

    Email:

    Free Telephone Reporting Service:
    +1 704 541 6918
    Service available in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Arabic

    Telephone Message - 24-hour secure voicemail:
    +41 22 341 5258

    Fax - Dedicated secure fax line:                 
    +41 22 341 5257

  • What should you report?

    The list doesn’t cover everything so don’t hesitate to contact the Office of the Inspector General if you’re not sure.

    • Stealing money or medicine
    • Personal use of money or other assets
    • Fake invoicing
    • Staging of fake training events 
    • Counterfeiting drugs
    • Irregularities in tender processes (for example fraudulent bids, bid collusion, bid manipulation, coercive practice…)
    • Bribery and kickbacks
    • Abuse of power or authority for personal gain
    • Conflict of interest
    • Human rights violations by Global Fund grant recipients

    What information should you include?

    Please make your report as specific and complete as possible using the following questions as a guide:

    • What is the type of wrongdoing you are reporting?
    • Where and when did it take place?
    • What happened exactly?
    • Who was involved? Please share full name, title and office.
    • Who else knows?
    • Why do you think it should be investigated?
    • Do you have any other relevant information?

    What happens next?

    Your report will be screened by the Office of the Inspector General who will then determine the most appropriate action. This could be an investigation by Office of the Inspector General staff or a referral of the matter to national authorities. Alternatively, where appropriate, the matter may be referred to other areas of the Global Fund for necessary action. 

    Anonymity and confidentiality

    The Office of the Inspector General guarantees protection of whistle-blower identity. You can remain anonymous regardless of how you choose to report fraud or abuse. Please note, however, that if the Office of the Inspector General cannot contact you for further information or for clarification it can sometimes make it difficult to investigate your report further.

    If you wish to remain anonymous, you may use the online form to report your claim. When you complete the online form you will receive a PIN number which will allow you to check for updates while at the same enabling the Global Fund to ask any follow-up questions. The online submissions are managed by an independent company, which does not turn over your personal information to the Office of the Inspector General. 

    If you do provide your personal details when making a report, the Office of the Inspector General will not disclose them unless you give your explicit consent.