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Anticorruption in the Health Sector: Strategies for Transparency and Accountability

Taryn Vian, William D. Savedoff, and Harald Mathisen, editors
Anticorruption in the Health Sector: Strategies for Transparency and Accountability
ISBN: 978-1-56549-338-4
$72.00
ISBN: 978-1-56549-337-7
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2010/147 pages/LC: 2009048966
A Kumarian Press Book

"Provides a breadth of interesting and informative essays on the role of corruption in health care delivery in developing countries, and the strategies that have been tested to reverse corruption and thereby increase overall funding for publicly provided health care. It is an invaluable book for anyone who wants to understand the nature of corruption in health care delivery systems." —Maureen Lewis, World Bank

DESCRIPTION

A brief, readable field guide, Anticorruption in the Health Sector brings practical experience to bear on anticorruption approaches tailored specifically to health. The contributors, all skilled practitioners, address the consequences of different types of corruption and show how agencies can more effectively address these challenges as an integral part of their development work. Both practitioner and classroom-friendly, this book finally addresses a neglected issue that has so much bearing on global health and governance.

CONTENTS

  • TAKING FUNDS FROM PUBLIC COFFERS.
  • Introduction: Closing Opportunities for Corruption in the Health Sector—T. Vian, W.D. Savedoff, and H. Mathisen.
  • Fighting Fraud in Hospitals—S.N. Musau and T. Vian.
  • Embezzlement of Donor Funding in Health Projects—K.Semrau, N. Scott, and T. Vian.
  • Reducing Vulnerabilities to Corruption in User Fee Systems—T. Vian.
  • DEMANDING PAYMENT WHERE SERVICES SHOULD BE FREE.
  • Informal Pay and Quality of Health Cate: Lessons From Tanzania—O. Mæstad and A. Mwisongo.
  • Strategies for Reducing Informal Payments—K. Miller and T. Vian.
  • Manipulating Procurement and Drug Supply. Pay for Honesty?: Lessons on Wages and Corruption from Public Hospitals—W.D. Savedoff.
  • Preventing Drug Diversion Through Supply Chain Management—T. Vian.
  • The Impact of Information and Accountability on Hospital Procurement Corruption—W.D. Savedoff.
  • Transparency and Accountability in an Electronic Era: The Case of Pharmaceutical Procurement—B. Waning and T. Vian.
  • RESTORING INTEGRITY THROUGH TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY.
  • Transparency in Health Programs—T. Vian.
  • Using Financial Performance Monitoring to Promote Transparency and Accountability in Health Systems—D. Collins and T. Vian.
  • Budget Transparency. Civil Society and Public Expenditure Tracking Surveys—W.D. Savedoff and E. Joselow.