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Universal health coverage, meaning that all individuals and communities can access essential quality health services without suffering financial hardship, has become the top priority of the World Health Organisation. Achieving the ambitious goal of universal health coverage will require more resources, and the better use of existing resources. At the same time, efforts to achieve…

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Research and development is the first stage in getting a product to a patient. Public, private or a mixture of public and private investment supports the development of medicines, medical devices and other healthcare technologies. Regulations vary around the world about what kind of evidence is required to get a product onto the market. Medicines,…

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Health system governance determines the primary objectives of a health system and the direction of policy and legislation needed to achieve these. Political institutions are responsible for seeking a compromise between the different groups in the healthcare sector, while ensuring public health needs and goals are met. This governance process of policy and legislation setting…

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Procurement in health involves the purchase of products, supplies, equipment and related services, as well as the commissioning of the construction of health facilities. For medicines this comes after a product has been selected for inclusion on a national reimbursement list and/or a health facility list. This is a considerable expense in most health budgets,…

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Health system governance determines the primary objectives of a health system and the direction of policy and legislation needed to achieve these. Political institutions are responsible for seeking a compromise between the different groups in the healthcare sector, while ensuring public health needs and goals are met. This governance process of policy and legislation setting…

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From the politician to the patient, corruption is part of doing business in the healthcare sector all over the world.¬†Corruption is pervasive within healthcare to the extent it has become normalised. Information collected from a literature review, key informant interviews, and a survey with healthcare professionals was used to identify the main corruption types in…

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Service delivery is the part of a health system where patients receive the treatment and supplies they are entitled to. All the other parts of the health system examined in this map support the delivery of healthcare services and, as a result, corruption in these other areas will indirectly impact on the quality of delivery….

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Service delivery is the part of a health system where patients receive the treatment and supplies they are entitled to. All the other parts of the health system examined in this map support the delivery of healthcare services and, as a result, corruption in these other areas will indirectly impact on the quality of delivery….

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Research and development is the first stage in getting a product to a patient. Public, private or a mixture of public and private investment supports the development of medicines, medical devices and other healthcare technologies. Regulations vary around the world about what kind of evidence is required to get a product onto the market. Medicines,…

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Building on 20 years of experience in this and other sectors, Transparency International UK is taking up the challenge of analysing,¬†understanding and combating corruption in this vital sector. We aim to do so through a coordinated international initiative, working in close coalition with Transparency International national chapters throughout the world and other partners from the…

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