The Ignored Pandemic: How corruption in healthcare service delivery threatens universal health coverage
19 March 2019, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, John Snow Lecture Theatre A
Co-hosted by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Transparency International
In spite of monumental investments made in global health over the past decades, Universal Health Coverage remains a distant goal. A key factor in this is the presence of pervasive corruption throughout health systems across the globe, diverting already limited resources and creating further barriers for patients’ access.
On 19 March 2019 Transparency International Health Initiative launched their new report The Ignored Pandemic that analyses the impact of corruption on efforts towards universal health coverage – it finds that pervasive corruption throughout global health is a key factor that is denying millions access to healthcare.
The report was launched at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, with an array of speakers discussing its findings, including Mushtaq Khan of SOAS-ACE and our partners at LSHTM, Eleanor Hutchinson and Dina Balabanova.
Key Note Speakers:
- Sarah Steingrüber, TI Health Initiative Programme Manager
- Dr. Eleanor Hutchinson, Assistant Professor in Anthropology and Health Systems (LSHTM)
- Prof. Mushtaq Khan, Professor of Economics, Director of SOAS Anti-Corruption Evidence Research Consortium
- Rob Yates (Chatham House) - Facilitator
- Dr. Dina Balabanova (LSHTM)
- Aneta Wierzynska (Global Fund)
- Paul Wafer (Crown Agents)
- Kathryn Gardner (LSHTM)