25 February 2021
TANA Netting, a manufacturer and supplier of Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets, failed to control the quality of over 52 million bed nets, resulting in sub-standard products which were purchased for US$106m of grant funds.
The OIG received information that TANA had manufactured LLINs using unapproved manufacturing methods to bind insecticide to the net, and that there had been a deliberate attempt to falsify manufacturing data to cover up the non-conformity. TANA and its sister company HSNDS obstructed the OIG investigation and failed in their contractual obligation to produce manufacturing data and documentation.
The investigation found Global Fund quality assurance mechanisms to be inadequate, and ineffective in identifying non-compliance.