In Nigeria, a logistics supplier defrauded Global Fund-supported programs of US$3 million by systematically inflating invoices for the distribution of health commodities to warehouses and health facilities.
Staff at the grant Principal Recipient (PR) missed key red flags when reviewing the supplier’s invoices. The OIG found evidence of collusion between the supplier and PR staff, including a Director who approved the fraudulent invoices and sat on the tender evaluation panel.
Following the OIG’s investigation, the Global Fund has strengthened the sustainability and cost effectiveness of its Nigerian supply chain.
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