Anticorruption in the Health Sector: Strategies for Transparency and Accountability
Taryn Vian, William D. Savedoff, Harald Mathisen
Kumarian Press, 2010 - Medical - 147 pages
* Brief, readable field guide also suitable for classes in public health and development
* Compelling case studies with best practices examples from Africa, Central Europe and South America
Corruption is a serious problem for both rich and poor countries, threatening international development and eroding confidence in governments. In the health sector, corruption is literally a matter of life and death: facilities crumble when repair funds are embezzled; fake drugs flood the market with corrupt regulators managing supply, and doctors extorting under-the-table payments from patients fail to provide needed care. Most major development organizations have rewritten their anticorruption strategies in the last five years, hinting that reform is within reach. But these strategies pay little attention to incentives and capacity at the sector level. Those preparing to fight corruption in the health sector have very few resources to guide them until now.
Anticorruption in the Health Sector brings practical experience to bear on anticorruption approaches tailored specifically to health. The contributors, all skilled practitioners, address the consequences of different types of corruption and show how agencies can more effectively address these challenges as an integral part of their development work. Both practitioner and classroom-friendly, this book finally addresses a neglected issue that has so much bearing on global health and governance.
26 pages matching ﬁnancial performance in this book
Results 1-3 of 26
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Fighting Fraud in Hospitals
Reducing Vulnerabilities to Corruption in User
Strategies for Reducing Informal Payments
4 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
abuse Albania allocated anticorruption Armenia audit behavior bribes Cambodia cash collection chapter citizens clinic Coast PGH corruption cost counterfeit drugs create detected disclosure DISHA doctors donor embezzlement Emerging Markets Group employees example expenditures facilities financial management formal fee Global Fund health sector health services health workers health-care services High price outlier higher HIV/AIDS hospital procurement impact implemented improve informal payments Inter-American Development Bank internal control Kenya kickbacks Lamivudine Management Sciences medicines ment organizations patients PEPFAR pharmaceutical practices prices paid problem programs Project ABC project manager public health public sector purchase managers quartile receipts received reduce informal payments reform role Sciences for Health share South Africa spending staff strategies suppliers Tanzania Taryn Vian Tella theft tion transactions Transparency and Accountability Transparency International user fee user fee revenue vulnerable World Bank