USAID/Madagascar Exceeded Goal for Malaria Protection with Indoor Residual Spraying but Could Better Manage Insecticide Supply

Recommendations

Recommendation 1

The Bureau for Global Health's Office of Health, Infectious Diseases and Nutrition, Malaria Division in coordination with the responsible contracting officer, modify the active task order to require the contractor to provide insecticide inventories, expiration dates, and values before and after spraying for immediate management oversight.

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Recommendation 2

The Bureau for Global Health's Office of Health, Infectious Diseases and Nutrition, Malaria Division, in coordination with the responsible contracting officer, require the contractor to document its review of the project's warehouse procedures and inventories before, during, and after spray activities and provide information to USAID officials routinely.

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Recommendation 3

The Bureau for Global Health's Office of Health, Infectious Diseases and Nutrition, Malaria Division, in coordination with the responsible contracting officer, require the contractor to review its inventory process to identify deficiencies and implement corrective action.

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Recommendation 4

The Bureau for Global Health's Office of Health, Infectious Diseases and Nutrition, Malaria Division, in coordination with the responsible contracting officer, require the contractor to develop a commodities disposition plan to expedite relocation or disposal of expired or nearly expired insecticide products.

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Recommendation 5

USAID/Madagascar, in consultation with U.S. Embassy Antananarivo, its regional legal officer, and its regional contracting officer, implement written procedures to remind the Government of Madagascar periodically of its obligations to refund value-added taxes and the consequences of
noncompliance.

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Recommendation 6

USAID/Madagascar, in consultation with U.S. Embassy Antananarivo, its regional legal officer, and its regional contracting officer, implement a written process to address the Government of Madagascar's nonreimbursement of value-added taxes, and communicate the results to the
contractor for the African Indoor Residual Spraying Project.

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Recommendation 7

The Bureau for Global Health's Office of Health, Infectious Diseases and Nutrition, Malaria Division, require the contractor to update its environmental mitigation and monitoring plan to include mobile soak pits.

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Recommendation 8

The Bureau for Global Health's Office of Health, Infectious Diseases and Nutrition, Malaria Division, require the contractor to use the environmental mitigation and monitoring report format and certification form designed for indoor residual spraying activities by the 2013-2018 supplemental environmental assessment to comply with annual environmental reporting requisites.

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Recommendation 9

The Bureau for Global Health's Office of Health, Infectious Diseases and Nutrition, Malaria Division, require the contractor to identify the locations of mobile soak pits used in the past two spray campaigns, determine whether the pits have had any negative environmental impact, and document
the actions taken to mitigate any adverse effects of insecticide contaminants.

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Recommendation 10

Bureau for Global Health require the contracting officer representative to perform periodic reviews of documentation supporting expenditures for the Africa Indoor Residual Spraying Project.

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