Transparency International Global Health supports campaign for young patients

The World Health Organisation is campaigning this year for more investment in adolescent health and wellbeing. Responding to the PMNCH Global Forum for Adolescents initiative, Transparency International Global Health Director Jonathan Cushing said:

With an estimated $560 bn lost from the health sector to corruption each year,  young patients are too often among those shut out of services when their health deteriorates. Corruption in health claims the lives of over 140,000 children a year. 

Pursuing full transparency over global health contracts, service delivery and research across the global health sector can prove transformative for adolescents and young people.

Only through empowering this generation with the information to hold service providers and governments to account can the world’s 1.8 billion adolescents be sure of accessing the medicines, care and treatment we are all entitled to rely on.