The Ministry of Health says it has in its possession an investigation report issued by the Global Fund’s Office through its Inspector General on April 8, 2022, pertaining to the examination of the TB/HIV and Malaria/Health System Strengthening Grants implemented by the MoH as Principal Recipient.
The Ministry in a release issued Wednesday said it appreciates the efforts of the Global Fund and its desire to safeguard and ensure transparent implementation of all Global Fund grants generally.
However, the release advised the proper management of the grant, noting that it is very important for the attainment of the overall goal of the Global Fund—which is “to invest the world’s money to end HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.”
The release furthered that akin to that of the Global Fund, the goal of the Ministry of Health is “to improve the health status of the population of Liberia on an equitable basis, while the Ministry is guided by principles such as efficiency, accountability, and transparency in the discharge of its duties- like the Global Fund.
The Ministry in the release noted that consistent with Ministry’s desire to discharge its duties in line with established guiding principles, the Ministry is analyzing the report to inform action (s) to be instituted.
The release added that it is important to note that the OIG investigation was triggered by the Ministry when it discovered irregularities in one of its programs, the National AIDS Control Program by the internal audit unit of the Ministry in 2020 after which the Ministry’s alerted the Global Fund in keeping with the Grant Agreement.