Office of the Inspector General

Audit of Grants in Sudan

29 April 2019

Progress against the three diseases has been registered in the past two years: key population prevention targets for the HIV program were over-achieved and 78% of confirmed TB cases successfully treated. Despite increased distribution of bed nets, their access and utilization remain low, and there has been an increase in malaria prevalence. For HIV, although the number of people on treatment has doubled in the last year, overall treatment coverage remains at 15% of the estimated people living with HIV.

Poor data quality, including forecasting and quantifications, is adversely affecting the grants. There are shortcomings related to the quality of services, including the use of clinical symptoms to diagnose malaria, sub-optimal viral load testing for HIV/AIDS patients, and poor progress towards the TB/MDR target. Weak quantification and forecasting processes are causing frequent overstocks and stock-outs of drugs.

The audit found serious deficiencies in relation to asset management by both Principal Recipients, the Federal Ministry of Health and United Nations Development Programme. The OIG found that assets procured using Global Fund grants totalling around US$2.75 million were either not recorded, not located, or were registered as damaged without any supporting documentation.

  • Global Fund Grants in the Republic of Sudan (GF-OIG-19-010 - 29 April 2019)
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