Office of the Inspector General

Audit of Global Fund Grants in Zimbabwe

26 March 2020

Despite a prolonged economic crisis, Zimbabwe has made significant progress in the fight against the three diseases. National malaria incidence almost halved in 2017. TB incidence declined by 60% between 2010 and 2017, with treatment coverage and treatment success rate both exceeding 80% by 2018. HIV prevalence has decreased significantly; AIDS-related deaths fell by 60% and annual infections fell by 38% from 2010 to 2018.

However, a number of challenges remain. HIV data anomalies need to be investigated to inform national strategy. Viral load testing mechanisms require significant improvement and there are gaps in testing HIV-affected children and putting them on appropriate treatment. Low warehouse capacity at all levels is preventing good inventory management.

  • Global Fund Grants in Zimbabwe (GF-OIG-20-008 - 26 March 2020)
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Dougal Thomson
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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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