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CDC's Oversight of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief Funds

Through the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has altered the course of the global acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) epidemic, saving millions of lives, improving the lives of countless others, and preventing millions of infections around the world. CDC received more than $1.7 billion of fiscal year 2017 PEPFAR funds (about 97 percent of the funds received by HHS) to accelerate progress toward achieving an AIDS-free generation and create a lasting infrastructure that allows partner countries to respond to a range of health challenges and threats. To date, OIG has conducted a series of PEPFAR audits at CDC in five countries in Africa, North America, and Asia. OIG's oversight of PEPFAR has helped CDC and other HHS staff learn important grant and program integrity lessons that apply to ongoing and future responses to infectious diseases. In previous audits of CDC offices in the United States and foreign countries, OIG identified noncompliance with policies, inadequate monitoring of grantees, and internal control weaknesses in the award of PEPFAR funds. We will determine whether CDC has taken corrective action to ensure it has improved and implemented internal controls, including adhering to policies and procedures for awarding and monitoring PEPFAR funds.

Announced or Revised Agency Title Component Report Number(s) Expected Issue Date (FY)
Completed Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC's Oversight of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief Funds Office of Audit Services W-00-19-57301;