Global Fund accuses NACA of fraud, suspends grants

Global Fund accuses NACA of fraud, suspends grants

The Global Fund, the biggest contributor to the country’s HIV/AIDS intervention, has suspended the malaria and HIV/AIDS grants over ‘‘challenges of grants not achieving impact targets, poor quality of health services, treatment disruptions and fraud, corruption and misuse of funds.’’

It has also petitioned the Federal Government to look into the activities of its agencies which disbursed the grants.

Among other accusations, the donor agency, in a statement, specifically accused the National Agency for the Control of AIDS and the National Malaria Elimination Programme of financial indiscipline and of not retiring money meant for the procurement of health and non-health commodities.

According to the fund, the outcome of an audit showed that NACA allegedly made a $20m payment to suppliers without confirmation of delivery and also failed to account for a $3.7m in differences for anti-retroviral drugs. Read more

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