Office of the Inspector General - Updates

Malawi: misappropriation of funds in HIV grant

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.

  • Global Fund Grant in Malawi (GF-OIG-21-011 - 16 June 2021)
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