U4: Health Sector Corruption: Practical Recommendations for Donors

Corruption in the health sector can make the difference between life and death. It has severe consequences for access, quality, equity, efficiency, and efficacy of health services and is an obstacle to the long-term goal of achieving universal health coverage. An estimated US$500 billion in public health spending is lost globally to corruption every year. This is a lot more than would be required to achieve universal health coverage. Donors should support long-term, strategic approaches to health sector integrity based on a sound understanding of dynamics in the sector and different actors' roles.

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Document type Analysis, discussion papers, and blogs
Language of document
  • English
Topics Anti-corruption
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Global
Copyright Yes
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Version / Edition U4 Issue 2020:10
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Author (individual) Karen Hussmann
Co-author (individual) Monica Kirya (Series Editor)
Publication place Norway
Publisher U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre
Publication date 2020
Pagination 78
Keywords Health sector,Accountability,Anti-corruption tools,Corruption risk assessment,Donor coordination,Ethics,Transparency
Date uploaded July 27, 2020, 09:22 (UTC)
Date modified August 3, 2020, 02:39 (UTC)