Report Fraud & 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?

Online Form >

Available in English, French, Russian and Spanish


Office of the Inspector General
The Global Fund
Chemin du Pommier 40
1218 Grand-Saconnex
Geneva, Switzerland


Free Telephone Reporting Service

+1 704 541 6918
Available in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Arabic

What should you report?

  • 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

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

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, which 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 personal identification number that 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.