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Open Data to Fight Corruption: Health Sector
A case study published by TI Slovakia aims to provide guidance to policy-makers and activists in a diverse range of countries for how specific data sets can used to prevent, detect and investigate corruption. An investigation of procurement data by TI Slovakia reveal that many aspects of open data are not being met or are…
Transparency and Professionalism of Drug Reimbursement Policy
Slovakia spent a total of €1.1 billion of public money in 2015 on medicines (reimbursed to health insurance companies). This is more than the annual budgets for the Ministries of Defence and Culture combined. The categorisation of medicines is a key part of the decision-making process on drug expenditure. The health care system decides whether…
Report On Public Procurement Monitoring At The Ministry Of Health Supply Of Consumables For Haemodialysis
Kosova Democratic Institute (KDI) has signed a cooperation agreement with this institution in order to enable the exchange of information and good practices that would contribute to the advancement of the public procurement process. In this report, three Public Contracts, related to the supply of consumables for haemodialysis, were analysed, which were carried out during…
Promoting Integrity and Reducing Vulnerabilities to Corruption in the Romanian Health System
One of the priorities assumed by Romania through the National Development Program 2007-2013 regarding health (priorities that overlap with those of the Government Program) are: "increasing the accessibility of the population to health services", "improving the quality and safety of the medical act" "," Decision-making transparency in order to increase the efficiency in the use…
Private Healthcare: Governance Challenges and Way Out
The main objective of this research is to identify the challenges of governance in the private healthcare programs and to recommend the ways to overcome such challenges. The specific objectives of this research are to: 1. Review the existing legal and institutional framework governing private healthcare institutions. 2. Identify the nature of irregularities and corruption…
Management Of Conflicts Of Interest In Healthcare And Pharmaceutical Industry Cooperation
The research explored the potential conflicts of interest faced by doctors working with the pharmaceutical industry and at the same time involved in the categorisation of medicines - deciding which medicines to pay from public health insurance sources (risks of biased drug decisions).
Governance of the Directorate of Drug Administration: Challenges and Way forward
The study by TI-Bangladesh has assessed the effectiveness of the Government Drug Administration to tackle corruption. The study follows recent measures by the Government to strengthen the capacities of the Drug Administration. These include an increase of work force in field offices and measures to construct central drug laboratory and its capacity building. Moreover, it…
Corruption Risk Assessment in State-guaranteed Medical Assistance Provided Free of charge and under Privileged Conditions
The purpose of the study was to identify and evaluate free and privileged corruptions risks within state-funded medical care to then develop a set of recommendations to eliminate corruption risks.
Corruption in Republic of Moldova: Perceptions vs. Personal Experiences of Households and Business People
Transparency International Moldova carried out this study with the support of the U.S. State Department and in collaboration with the Center for Sociological Studies. The objective of the study was to analyse the perceptions and the experiences with corruption of households and business people in the Republic of Moldova. The results of the study were…
TI Lithuania runs a professionalism campaign, #BeChange, in partnership with healthcare partners.
The aim is to encourage medical practitioners to sign a declaration committed to improving the transparency and effectiveness of the healthcare system.
As part of the campaign, practitioners are invited to attend workshops and forums before signing the declaration.
A programme of national will culminate in a celebratory rally on the eve of Lithuanian Medical Workers' Day, where practice promise to uphold their pledge.
The idea of Campaign was born in 2018 to emphasize the importance of trust, which was found to be lacking amongst patients and patient groups.
The campaign also services to encourage politicians and health care executives to strengthen the integrity and accountability of healthcare institution.
An electronic platform, www.bukpokytis.lt, is available for practitioners to make their a pledge and access information about transparency and effectiveness of the healthcare system.
TI Lithuania launched a social design experiment "Vitamin Lab" to see if changing clinic’s environment indirectly affects the behaviour and attitudes of patients, increase transparency and reduce bribery.
Vitamin Lab featured an interactive installation that TI Lithuania created with the community of Lazdynai Outpatient Clinic. Installed in the clinic’s waiting area, every patient was invited to evaluate his/her visit and indicate how smoothly the procedures went, how clear the doctor was when prescribing medication, what the overall impression of the visit was, would they be willing to say thank you to their doctor.
Patients expressed their feedback by distributing five yellow tokens into different categories of evaluation e.g. procedures were clear; communication was pleasant; I did not like it.
The Best Thank You to the Doctor Is Your Smile
The aim of this project was to raise awareness amongst patients of bribery in hospitals, through engagement with medical students and professionals.
Lobbying, Power and Health – A European Vision
The purpose of this publication is to open up the debate on lobbying and to define it in both the Finish and international context, particularly around public health legislation around sugar and alcohol tax. An additional purpose is to challenge the negative connotations which surround lobbying. Decision makers need information, and interest groups want to share it with them. However, it is important to remember that those with power and resources will get their message across more easily, especially if lobbying is not open. Closed doors behind legislative influence can endanger democracy.
Curing the Unhealthy Health System in Bosnia and Herzegovina
The overall objective of the project is to contribute to reducing corruption in the health sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina through Civil Society Organisational (CSOs) engagement in policy formulation, decision making and supporting public healthcare institutions in providing a more quality and efficient health services to citizens. Main activities will focus on improving transparency, accountability and integrity of 15 healthcare institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina through provision of systemic solutions in key corruption risk areas of public procurement, conflict of interest, human resources management and financial management; patients’ waiting lists and increasing relevance of CSOs and media in the fight against corruption in the health sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Curiamo la corruzione (We Treat Corruption)
The aim of the project was to enforce a Healthcare Integrity System, ensuring more efficiency and fair market rules through collective actions with institutions, hospitals, Local Health Authorities (LHA), civil society and private companies.
Civic Monitoring of Public Procurement in Ukraine
The project aimed to establish an automated monitoring system to track public procurement, including the spending of funds within the healthcare sector. This information is then accessible to every patient in order to increase transparency of healthcare procurement with the long-term aim being the improvement of service delivery quality.
Global Partners:U.S. State Department Novartis Crown Agents
Hospital Health Management Committees
Ministry of Health
NGO or Civil Society Organisation
Center for Sociological Studies
Healthcare Clinics in Lithuania
Junior Doctors Association
Lithuanian Cancer Patient Coalition
Medical Student's Association
Lithuanian Medical Students' Association
The Cancer Patients Support Association
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Centre for Civic Initiatives
Healthcare association or trade body
University, academia or research institution
Kyiv School of Economics
Ministry of Economic Development and Trade
Open Contracting Partnership
State-owned enterprise (SOE) "ProZorro"