Office of the Inspector General

Anti-Corruption Day: Protecting Our Capacity to Save Lives

08 December 2023

To mark International Anti-Corruption Day on 9 December, the Office of the Inspector General has refreshed its I Speak Out Now! platform for learning about and reporting all forms of wrongdoing, including corruption.

Tracy Staines, the Inspector General, shares why it is crucial to feel empowered to speak out against fraud and abuse:

“Amid a tightening fiscal space and the increasingly risky context of the Global Fund’s work, it is now more crucial than ever to speak out against corruption. We all have a role to play in ensuring that hard-won investments reach vulnerable communities, showing value for money to donors and patients alike.

Corruption is the silent scourge faced by the Global Fund in supporting life-saving programs against HIV, malaria and tuberculosis. Corrupt acts have the potential to chip away at every stage of grant implementation, from the receipt of funds at the highest levels, to health care provision at village health centers. Corruption is also highly adaptable and can easily go undetected if the right safeguards aren’t in place.

My Office, the Global Fund’s Office of the Inspector General, wants Global Fund teams to feel empowered to speak up when they suspect corruption and acts of wrongdoing. This is one of the reasons that we are refreshing the I Speak Out Now! website ahead of International Anti-Corruption Day, 9 December. Anyone can report through this platform, as well as learn more about all forms of wrongdoing, feel better equipped to spot red flags and know how to design processes and controls to prevent misuse or mismanagement in the first place.”

Find out more on I Speak Out Now!