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Addressing corruption in health emergencies: an interactive week

1-week, facilitated course. Improve your understanding how corruption impacts health systems during an emergency.
Addressing corruption in health emergencies: an interactive week

This interactive week is for anyone interested in understanding how corruption impacts health systems during an emergency. You will learn how to assess corruption risks and apply a variety of counter measures to mitigate them.

U4 advisers will guide you through the one week facilitated experience. Start the week by taking the self-paced modules at your own convenience. Interact and learn from your peers in the discussion forum available during the full week and make use of the drop-in office hours with the U4 advisers to answer any question you might have about the course content.

The interactive classroom session (via zoom) at the end of the week offers participants a chance to apply their new knowledge to a case study under the guidance of the U4 advisers. Completing the course is a prerequisite for participating in the interactive classroom.

A certificate of completion is provided once both parts are completed. The drop-in sessions are voluntary.

What you'll learn

  • Understand the role of corruption in health emergencies and how it impacts health system functioning and health outcomes.
  • Identify the drivers of corruption in health emergencies and understand why health systems are vulnerable during such periods.
  • Identify and apply diverse measures for preventing, detecting, and responding to corruption in health emergencies using a relevant case study.


New dates in 2024 to be confirmed. You may register for the waiting list (non-binding) and we will notify you when dates are set.

Course type

Facilitated, expert-lead interactive classroom.

Free of charge.


The classroom is open for 5 working days.

During this period, participants will need 3–4 hours to take the self-paced learning modules, contribute to discussions, and attend an interactive classroom session. Drop-in sessions are also available.

Committed participants wanted

You can take this facilitated week and interactive classroom for free, but we use taxpayers' money coming from our partner agencies to deliver this learning experience. We are committed to offering value for money and therefore expect that if you are allocated a space in this interactive classroom, that you are also committed to completing it.

Who can apply

This course is primarily for U4 partner staff, their implementing partners in government and civil society working on health programms, and global network for anti-corruption, transparency and accountability (GNACTA) in health members and their affiliates.

We accept guest applicants from NGOs and multilateral organisations, such as the World Health Organisation, Global Fund, United Nations Development Programme, Médecins Sans Frontières, International Committee of the Red Cross and other agencies.

Apply by using the register button below. In the case of high demand, we will prioritise among guest applicants to achieve a diverse group of participants (job role/organisation, gender, location, etc).

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Rachael Tufft
Rachael Tufft
Senior Learning Technology Adviser
Janne Sperrevik
Janne Sperrevik
Online course and digital officer