HHS OIG: Mildmay Uganda Did Not Always Manage the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief Funds in Accordance With Award Requirements
Congress authorized the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to receive $48 billion in funding for the 5-year period beginning October 1, 2008, to assist foreign countries in combating HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. Congress authorized additional funds to be appropriated through 2018.
CDC awarded PEPFAR funds of $40.7 million for September 30, 2010, through March 31, 2016, to Mildmay Uganda (Mildmay). We reviewed 61 financial transactions totaling $4.3 million and found 2 unallowable transactions totaling $36,000. These transactions were unallowable because Mildmay did not provide sufficient supporting documentation for the expenditures. Mildmay also used PEPFAR funds to pay for unallowable staff meals, wedding costs, gifts, and value-added tax to the Ugandan Government. Report.