Corruption Category Governance & leadership

Anti-corruption work on health system governance, which determines the primary objectives of a health system and the direction of policy and legislation needed to achieve these.


chapter Chapters


research Research

August 2020

Too much politisation, too little transparency

Chapter: Slovakia

The Health Care Supervisory Office receives more than 2,000 applications a year. The Office assessed half of the 20141 complaints received in 2016 as unfounded. Most complaints related to patients' dissatisfaction with the provided medical care. The public has no information about specific reasons for these decisions, or how exactly the perpetrators were punished and…

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November 2019

Transparency and Accountability in Kenya’s Health Financing Models

Chapter: Kenya

Transparency and Accountability especially on resources for the Health sector has also been wanting. In 2017 for instance, the Health Sector witnessed major challenges flowing from industrial unrest by health practitioners, corruption and poor service delivery leading to wastage of public funds. The U.S. Embassy to Kenya on May 9, 2017 reported the suspension of…

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November 2019

Sectoral Risk Assessment in Sri Lanka

Chapter: Sri Lanka

Despite an initial energetic start by the Sri Lankan Government with the creation of a number of bodies dealing with the SDGs, such as the Ministry of Sustainable Development and wildlife and the Sustainable Development Council to name a few, there has been little progress in terms of implementation, or of streamlining action across relevant…

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November 2019

Public Perception Survey on Transparency and Accountability in Public Healthcare

Chapter: Cambodia

A nationally representative survey on transparency and accountability in public healthcare in Cambodia. The survey seeks to quantify citizens’ perceptions, awareness and attitudes regarding the transparency and accountability of healthcare in Cambodia, and understand citizens’ experience in using healthcare in the country. The research follows a mixed-methods approach, combining qualitative and quantitative data collection, and…

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November 2019

Promoting Integrity and Reducing Vulnerabilities to Corruption in the Romanian Health System

Chapter: Romania

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…

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November 2019

Governance of the Directorate of Drug Administration: Challenges and Way forward

Chapter: Bangladesh

The study 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 increasing the workforce in field offices, investing in capacity building, and enhancing the central drug laboratory. Moreover, the Government Drug Administration has taken measures…

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project Projects

September 2020

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.

September 2020

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/

July 2020

Supporting the implementation of the WHO Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)

The project aims at promoting public health through the strengthening of the Togolese Tobacco Control Law by integrating 100% smoke free policy and graphic pictorial health warning.

Main Objective: To promote the adoption of a tobacco control law in line with the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).

May 2020

Action For Transparency

The project is aimed at empowering citizens to monitor public resources in the health sector and report on any misappropriation through ICT platforms including a mobile application and website.

A base line survey conducted in Nairobi County Embakasi sub-county showed gaps in capacity of health facility management committees on budget management and monitoring while an analysis of the Auditor General reports shows wastage of resources that should be spent to improve public services.

The project works with stakeholders in the health sector including but not limited to HFMCs ,facility in charges, citizens ,CSOs, government agencies and government .

May 2020

Mobile Drug Tracking System (MDTS)

The Mobile Drug Tracking System (MDTS) main objective was to increase citizen participation through assisting the citizenry to track pharmaceutical commodities in their local health facilities. It specifically allows citizens, community health workers and hospital management committees to query and monitor stocks. Additionally, it empowers citizens with information and knowledge to hold the governing institutions accountable.

November 2019

Transparency Tools for the Private Sector: Promoting Tools to Improve Transparency Standards in the Pharmaceutical Sector – Multi-Sectorial Transparency Agreement

To promote transparency in the pharmaceutical sector.
Specific objectives:
i) to provide a space for knowledge sharing and networking, with a view of setting up an agenda for multi-stakeholder collaboration and increase transparency in the pharmaceutical sector;
ii) to establish a guide outlining principles to strengthen transparency in the sector, which would support the signing of multi-stakeholder transparency agreements (MTA);
iii) to promote synergies among all relevant actors within the pharmaceutical sector

Behaviour Change:

Seeking Redress Against Corruption

November 2019

The Best Thank You to the Doctor Is Your Smile

The aim of this project was to raise awareness amongst the patients that bribery is not a key to a good treatment in the hospitals, and the best gratitude to a doctor is a simple “thank you”.

Policy & Insititutional Change:

Improved enforcement of policies

Better Institutional Processes

Behaviour Change:

Anti-Corruption Activism

November 2019

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” here imply the key institutions, policy/law, education, training, ethics and values, and above all, the people of the country.

Transparency International Bangladesh's work on health issues mainly includes research and advocacy at local and national levels. The main objective of these activities is to bring about positive changes in policies and practices of concerned authorities in regard to ensuring good governance and integrity in health services.

Policy & Insititutional Change:

Policy Adoption & Amendment

Better Institutional Processes

November 2019

Enhancing Community Awareness on the Linkage between Corruption and Human Rights

The Coalition for Accountability and Integrity (AMAN), worked throughout this project on sharing the global knowledge on the linkage between corruption and human rights by compiling a practical assessment for Palestine with focus on the fundamental right to health, and providing community awareness on this linkage and empowering CSOs working on the health right to integrate integrity, transparency, accountability and anti- corruption in their strategies to play an active role in holding officials accountable for corruption and violation of human rights.

Policy & Insititutional Change:

Improved enforcement of policies

Policy Adoption & Amendment

November 2019

Curiamo la corruzione (We Treat Corruption)

The aim of the project was to aim to increase awareness of corruption in the healthcare sector, to train the staff of healthcare and hospital companies and to implement and test innovative tools and specific organisational models.

Policy & Insititutional Change:

Policy Adoption & Amendment

November 2019

Community and Health Provider-driven Social Accountability Intervention (CaPSAI)

The aim of the CaPSAI project is 2-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 facilitators 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 and other family planning behaviours.

Policy & Insititutional Change:

Better Institutional Processes

Behaviour Change:

Community Action


partner Partners

Global Partners:
GlaxoSmithKline Plc. Novartis FOJO Department for International Development UK (DIFD) Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
Regional Partners:

Governmental Institution

NGO or Civil Society Organisation

Hospital Health Management Committees

Ministry of Health

Healthcare clinics

Lithuanian Young Doctors Association

The Cancer Patients Support Association (POLA)

INEKO

International Agency

Media

Business

Healthcare Clinics in Lithuania

Lithuanian Medical Students' Association

The Cancer Patients Support Association

Individuals or general public

CENSIS

Healthcare association or trade body

ISPE

RISSC

University, academia or research institution

Population Council