16 June 2021
Senior staff members at Chinansi Foundation, an implementer of Global Fund grants in Malawi, engaged in opportunistic fraudulent activity. US$70,572 was misappropriated from a program supporting adolescent girls and young women. The staff submitted fabricated bank statements to conceal the wrongdoing.
Additionally, there were non-compliant expenses amounting to US$9,924, due to inadequate supporting documents and irregular procurement of vehicle hire services.
The wrongdoing was accomplished through overriding controls in the program and went undetected due to a weak governance structure at Chinansi Foundation.