Anti-corruption by design: Understanding and tackling health system corruption on the road to Universal Health Coverage
Corruption is a matter of life and death in the health sector, impeding access, quality of care, financial protection and equity, disproportionately affecting the poor and vulnerable. Its causes are multi-faceted; they are influenced by factors within and beyond the health sector, and a top-down anti-corruption enforcement approach may not always yield the expected results. Drawing on recent work on ‘everyday governance’ in health systems and political economy approaches, we identify promising strategies and pragmatic solutions that are sensitive to social relationships, based on the work of the Anti-Corruption Evidence research consortium and other partners involved in the new WHO-facilitated work stream on “Anti-Corruption, Transparency and Accountability in the health sector”.
Hosted by the London School of Health and Tropical Medicine. Speakers include:
David Clarke, World Health Organization
Dina Balabanova, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Martin McKee, Professor of European Public Health LSHTM
Eleanor Hutchinson, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Nahitun Naher, James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Bangladesh
Obinna Onwujekwe – University of Nigeria Nsukka
Image credit: Paul Courtright.