04 Mar The Global Fund suspends AIDS grant in Mali
The Global Fund
Geneva – The Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today suspended a US$ 13.91 million HIV/AIDS grant to Mali with immediate effect until new arrangements for managing the grant are in place to safeguard Global Fund assets. The current Principal Recipient, Groupe Pivot Santé Population, will be replaced.
The decision to suspend the grant comes after evidence was discovered that Global Fund grant money has been misused. It is part of a process of restoring confidence in the ability of Mali’s health sector to manage Global Fund resources appropriately.
The Global Fund is committed to ensuring that all its dealings are completely transparent. A review published on Tuesday by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) gave the Global Fund high marks for transparency and accountability.