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Transparency and Accountability in Kenya’s Health Financing Models
Transparency and accountability on processes in the health sector in Kenya has been waning. In 2017, for instance, the health sector witnessed major challenges ranging from internal turmoil caused by health practitioners over corruption to poor service delivery leading to wastage of public funds. The U.S. Embassy in Kenya announced the suspension of approximately $21…
Governance of the Directorate of Drug Administration: Challenges and Way forward
The study assessed the effectiveness of the Government Drug Administration in tackling corruption. The study follows recent measures by the Government to strengthen the capacities of the Drug Administration. These include increasing the workforce in field offices, investing in capacity building, and enhancing the central drug laboratory. Moreover, the Government Drug Administration has taken measures…
Promoting transparency in the health sector
The main aim is to create a better understanding between doctors and patients in order to enhance the quality of service delivery in healthcare clinics.
Transparency ranking for hospitals
Together with INEKO, Transparency International Slovakia ranked all Slovak hospitals according to their level of transparency, from 2016 to 2019. The transparency indicators were based on annual reports, spending, contracts, procurement data, and staff information, among others.
For more information, visit http://nemocnice.ineko.sk/
Health Accountability Project-HAP
The accountability initiatives were aimed at promoting effective and substantive civic engagement and civilian oversight to ensure adequate access to essential drugs and medicines within the public health facilities in Elgeyo Marakwet county.
Mobile Drug Tracking System (MDTS)
The main objective of the Mobile Drug Tracking System (MDTS) was to increase citizens' participation in anti-corruption efforts by assisting them in tracking pharmaceutical commodities in their local health facilities. It specifically allows citizens, community health workers and hospital management committees to scan and monitor stocks. Additionally, it empowers citizens to hold the governing institutions accountable with the information and knowledge gained through the tool.
This project involved the creation of the Forum for Transparency and Accountability in Pharmaceutical Procurement which brings together various stakeholders in the health sector including the Ministry of Health, CSOs, the Public Procurement Authority and others, with the objective of monitoring pharmaceutical procurement and supply chain management and improving transparency and accountability in the health sector. It also involved the development of a Mobile Drug Tracking System and the Drug Price Index to support pharmaceutical procurement monitoring.
Open Contracting for Health (OC4H)
TI-Nepal is implementing the Open Contracting for Health (OC4H) project in Nepal in partnership with the Transparency International Health Initiative (TI-HI), the initiator of the multi-country project.
The project's goal is to improve transparency in public procurement processes and data dissemination related to the health sector. It aims to achieve this by promoting open contracting standards, electronic public procurement systems and proactive disclosure of data. The project output is expected to reduce corruption and promote transparency, integrity and accountability within the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors.
Lobbying, Power and Health – A European Vision
The purpose of the publication was to open up the debate on lobbying and to define it in both the Finish and in the international context, particularly concerning public health legislation for sugar and alcohol tax. An additional purpose was to challenge the negative connotations attached to lobbying: Decision-makers need information, and interest groups want to share it with them. However, those with power and resources are more likely to be able to get their message across, especially if lobbying is not made transparent. Influence on legislation that is exerted behind closed doors can endanger democracy.
Influencing Increased Transparency in Clinical Trials
The work focused on engaging with regulators for a general review of the legislation governing medications. The goal was to influence stronger compliance around clinical trial registers, lodging and reporting. Working with partners (TranspaiMED and Mesh Down Under), the work sought to encourage the New Zealand Government to subscribe to the World Health Organisation joint statement on public disclosure of results from clinical trials.
Improve Transparency and Accountability in Health Sector under Building Integrity Blocks for Effective Change (BIBEC) Project
The overall objective of BIBEC is to concentrate on building and strengthening a series of mutually supportive and reinforcing integrity blocks to effectively reduce corruption. “Blocks” hereby mean the key institutions, i.e., policy/law, education, training, ethics and values, and above all, the citizens of the country.
Curing the Unhealthy Health System in Bosnia and Herzegovina
The central objective of the project is to contribute to reducing corruption in the health sector of Bosnia and Herzegovina through the engagement of Civil Society Organisation (CSOs) in policy formulation, decision-making and support of public healthcare institutions in providing a more efficient and better quality health services. Main activities will focus on improving the transparency, accountability and integrity of 15 healthcare institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina by providing systemic solutions to key areas at risk of corruption including public procurement, human resources management and financial management and patients’ waiting lists. Further, the project aims to increase the relevance of CSOs and media in the fight against corruption in the health sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Enhancing Community Awareness on the Linkage between Corruption and Human Rights
The Coalition for Accountability and Integrity (AMAN) worked throughout this project on sharing knowledge on the linkage between corruption and human rights by compiling a practical assessment for Palestine with focus on the fundamental right to health, increasing community awareness on this linkage, and empowering CSOs working on health to include integrity, transparency, accountability and anti-corruption perspectives in their work in order to hold officials accountable for corruption and violation of human rights.
Community and Health Provider-driven Social Accountability Intervention (CaPSAI)
The aim of the CaPSAI project is two-fold:
- Describe and examine how social accountability processes are implemented and operationalized with a focus on understanding behaviours, decision-making processes, and the barriers and enablers of change, with a view to generalizability;
- Develop more responsive quantitative measures for social accountability and show the relationship between social accountability and uptake of contraceptives and use of other family planning measures.
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 would then be accessible to every patient in order to increase transparency of healthcare procurement, with the long-term goal being the improvement of service delivery quality.
Global Partners:Novartis BMJ (formerly British Medical Journal Transparimed Department for International Development UK (DIFD) Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) Crown Agents
NGO or Civil Society Organisation
Hospital Health Management Committees
Ministry of Health
Lithuanian Young Doctors Association
The Cancer Patients Support Association (POLA)
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Mesh Down Under
Individuals or general public
Centre for Civic Initiatives
Kyiv School of Economics
Ministry of Economic Development and Trade
Open Contracting Partnership
State-owned enterprise (SOE) "ProZorro"