Foreign Assistance to Combat HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Fiscal Year 2023 Inspectors General Coordinated PEPFAR Oversight Plan U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General
For the fiscal year (FY) 2023 coordinated oversight plan, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG) plans to conduct PEPFAR program integrity and fraud prevention activities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) received more than $5.4 billion for FYs 2019 through 2021 (about 97 percent of the funds received by HHS during the three FYs) to accelerate HIV treatment and prevention worldwide by using public health, innovation, and data-driven approaches to achieve the global goal of HIV epidemic control.
The CDC has been working to combat HIV since the start of the HIV epidemic. As an implementing agency of PEPFAR, the CDC works side by side with ministries of health and other partners to improve methods for finding, treating, and preventing HIV. The investments made in response to HIV will save lives, strengthen communities, and pave the way for long-term sustainability. To date, HHS-OIG has conducted 31 PEPFAR audits of the CDC or recipients in 9 countries on 3 continents (Africa, Asia, and North America). HHS-OIG's PEPFAR oversight has helped the CDC, HHS staff, and grant recipients learn important grant and program integrity lessons that apply to ongoing and future responses to infectious diseases.
For FY 2023, HHS-OIG has four ongoing audits to complete, three planned audits to start (two domestic and one international [in-country]), a data analytics dashboard to share with the PEPFAR implementing IGs, and fraud prevention training to conduct.
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