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Open Contracting for Health (OC4H) is a FCDO funded project, which seeks to improve the transparency of public procurement in the health sector. The project works with chapters across Africa and South East Asia. Since 2018, Transparency International Zambia (TIZ) have been working towards developing the capacity of government partners to implement open contracting, through...
By Natalie Rhodes, Policy Officer Our analysis reveals that the development of, and contracting for the supply of COVID-19 vaccines has also been accompanied by a disturbing lack of transparency. The urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic has demanded rapid disbursements of public funds, quick decision-making, and unprecedented public health interventions. In a time where clinical...
New research finds results from fewer than half of trials and just 7% of contracts published May 25, 2021 – A lack of transparency in COVID-19 vaccine trials and secrecy over deals between governments and drug companies risks the success of the global pandemic response, new research from Transparency International and the University of Toronto...
By Natalie Rhodes, Policy Officer   Last month the Belgian Secretary of State tweeted the prices their government has paid for a range of COVID-19 vaccines. It was quickly taken down but offered a rare glimpse into the details of the agreements between pharmaceutical companies and government. This secrecy over government contracts with pharmaceutical companies is not...
By Daniela Cepeda Cuadrado, Transparency International Health Initiative  So far, there are almost 40 million cases of COVID-19 globally and more than one million deaths.[i] Despite these staggering numbers, we now know the virus does not affect us all equally. Failing to address corruption risks in this environment can make that inequality so much worse....
NEW REPORT BY TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL’S HEALTH INITIATIVE REVEALS THE CRISIS HAS CREATED NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR CORRUPTION December 17 – Rampant theft, bribery and favouritism have become commonplace in health care around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report by Transparency International. The Ignored Pandemic behind COVID-19 compiles evidence that corruption has...
This article originally appeared in The Globe and Mail. By Professor Jillian Kohler, director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Governance, Transparency and Accountability in the Pharmaceutical Sector and professor at University of Toronto’s Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and Jonathan Cushing, Head of Major Projects for Transparency International’s Health Initiative.   In the wake of...