Project


Promoting transparency in the health sector

Chapter: Lithuania | Project range: National | Year: 2018

Chapter details

About the chapter:
Transparency International Lithuania, established on 6th June of 2000, is a division of the international organisation Transparency International. TI Lithuania was founded by the Open Society Fund Lithuania. TI Lithuania is a non-political organisation that co-operates and coordinates its activities with governmental and non-governmental institutions in both Lithuania and abroad.

CPI Score: 59

CPI Rank: 38


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Summary

Access to medicines, vaccines and other products

Financing

Governance & leadership

Information systems

Regulation

Research and development

Services

Workforce

Partners

National Partners:
Healthcare clinics Lithuanian Young Doctors Association The Cancer Patients Support Association (POLA)

Theory of Change

Aim

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.

Landscape

In 2018 TI Lithuania started a few joint initiatives in cooperation with the Lithuanian Cancer Patient Coalition (POLA):
1. TI Lithuania conducted two studies on good practices in healthcare sector,
2. Together with Young Doctors Association, TI Lithuania invited more than 170 patients and doctors in different Lithuanian medical institutions to attend public consultations on a good governance in their clinics.

Activities

  1. A study on corruption prevention tools in healthcare institutions
    Advocacy
  2. A study on good practices in European cancer patients' organizations
    Advocacy
  3. Public consultations with patiens and doctors
    ConsultationImprovement plansResearch & analysisStrategic working groups & CollaborationTrial & implement new approach

Achievements

  1. Centro poliklinika (one of the outpatients clinics in Vilnius) agreed together with TI Lithuania and POLA to create a patient's guidebook for their visist to the doctor, which will be helpful for further development of good practices in healthcare institutions.
  2. Patients were provided the opportunity to speak up. They were able to express their needs and highlight issues they are facing when it comes to visit medical institutions.
  3. Medical establishment representatives became more engaged in the topic of providing a quality service and open to discussions with the patients.