Office of the Inspector General

Myanmar Audit Report

07 August 2018

Myanmar has made significant progress in its efforts to tackle HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. The number of patients on antiretroviral treatment has increased by a factor of 3.7 in less than 8 years, HIV diagnosis among pregnant women is near universal and malaria cases declined by 64% between 2014 and 2017. TB treatment success rate is high at 87%. This programmatic success has been paired with increased financial commitments from the government to fight the three diseases and to widen health care coverage.

However, with this rapid expansion of services, concerns have increased about how best to plan for sustainability, optimize resources, and bridge gaps in service quality. Plans to transition HIV treatment services to government do not yet address critical components on supply chain and human resource requirements. Key populations, such as people who inject drugs, are still not yet effectively reached with services. Moreover, service delivery options and supply chain arrangements are siloed within the three disease programs and across implementers. This limits opportunities to leverage resources such as community health workers and to provide integrated services at health facilities. Finally, there are limitations in assurance and oversight by the Principal Recipients, Country Coordinating Mechanism and Local Fund Agent.

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The Office of the Inspector General safeguards the assets, investments, reputation and sustainability of the Global Fund by ensuring that it takes the right action to defeat AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Through audits, investigations and consultancy work, it promotes good practice, reduces risk and reports fully and transparently on abuse.

Established in 2005, the Office of the Inspector General is an independent yet integral part of the Global Fund. It is accountable to the Board through its Audit and Ethics Committee and serves the interests of all Global Fund stakeholders. Its work conforms to the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Uniform Guidelines for Investigations of the Conference of International Investigators.

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