Uganda contributes $2.6m to Global Fund

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Uganda has contributed a total of US$2.69 million to the Global Fund to date.

The country pledged US$2 million for the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment, covering 2020-2022.

Uganda is both a donor to the Global Fund and an implementer of Global Fund-supported programmes.

Pledges and contributions

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In total, Uganda pledged US$5.5 million and has since contributed US$2.69 million.

The sixth replenishment will be (2020-2022) will another US$2 million contribution.

Ugly past

In June 2006, the Global Fund welcomed the delivery of the Ugandan Government’s report of the Commission of Inquiry into allegations of mismanagement of grants from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria that led to the Global Fund’s decision to suspend grant funding in Uganda in August the previous year.

The portfolio of grants to Uganda is worth US$ 367 million and includes two grants to combat HIV/AIDS, two grants targeting malaria and one grant for tuberculosis.

All five grants were suspended in 2005 due to concerns about mismanagement by the Project Management Unit (PMU), an entity within the Ugandan Ministry of Health.

An independent audit requested by the Global Fund and conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, Local Fund Agent for Uganda, found incidents of inadequate and inappropriate management of Funds by the PMU.

The findings of this audit led the Global Fund to conclude that payments to all grants that were managed by the PMU should be suspended and new management structures put in place.

Funding for life-preserving program activities was maintained throughout the suspension period.

Global Fund reaffirms commitment to Uganda

In July 2009, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria committed to working with the government and other partners in Uganda to accelerate the implementation of Global Fund-supported HIV, tuberculosis and malaria programs.

Global Fund disbursed US$ 4.25 million to the Ministry of Finance for critically needed ARVs and is also in the process of finalizing the release of funds for the procurement and distribution of over 7.2 million bed nets.

It was the beginning of disbursements of new commitments, already signed, worth up to US$120 million over 24 months, for AIDS and malaria.

The Global Fund is an important partner in Uganda’s response against the three diseases, with US$ 341 million committed and US$ 164 million disbursed over the last six years.

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