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Scare as Uganda set to lose Global Fund over Shs13.1Bn inflated costs

  • Health minister Jane Ruth Aceng faces challenge over Global Fund fears

Another scare has hit Uganda's chances of support from Global Fund due to inflated costs to the Geneva organisation.

A new audit report by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) based in Geneva last year revealed another plunder of about Shs13.1b in inflated costs for anti-malaria drugs or lack of accountability.

Reports emerging from the organisation say Uganda might lose money as result.

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is an international financing organization that aims to attract and disburse additional resources to prevent and treat HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

According to Daily Monitor, the Uganda audit, which sought to provide insurance to the board on the adequacy and effectiveness of the current grant implementation also indicated that $0.2m (about Shs674.9m) collected from the sale of 16.5m condoms has remained unaccounted for.

The report further stated that condoms that were supposed to be distributed free of charge but were sold.

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