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Across the world, corruption is known to be so pervasive within national healthcare systems that it has become normalised. Recently, the UN Special Rapporteur for the right to health stated that healthcare is among the most corrupt sectors, having “significant implications for equality and non-discrimination, since it has a particularly marked impact on the health...
Opacity over clinical trials of medical treatments putting patients at risk All clinical trials must be made fully transparent   12th December 2017, London – Four health integrity organisations have come together in calling for governments to ensure that patients, doctors, and scientists can access the full results of all clinical trials. A new publication...
Written by Robert Barrington The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) recently announced the results of its enquiry into funds lost due to fraud and corruption during the 2014-16 Ebola crisis in West Africa. From a total budget for these activities of $100mil USD, approximately $5mil USD went astray. Transparency International’s...
Written by Tilly Prior & Sarah Harris-Steingrüber Transparency International Cameroon (TI-C) has successfully implemented an online whistleblowing platform for patients to report instances of corruption in healthcare service delivery. This pilot project was supported by Indigo Trust through Transparency International’s Health Action Fund, a grant giving entity of the Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Programme that supports...
This post was written by Stephanie Rogers & Ana Kubli about the Transparency International session at the World Health Summit. Both authors are students from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. Public procurement within healthcare is highly vulnerable to corruption, with severe implications for overall global health and economic development. Nigeria owes over 17mil USD...

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