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The ignored pandemic
How corruption in healthcare service delivery threatens universal health coverage
This 2019 study by Transparency International Health Initiative finds that not enough is being done by policy makers to tackle corruption, and that the limited efforts made to date have been too piecemeal to be effective. Stronger oversight mechanisms and greater accountability for health systems are required. Recommendations include:
- Fund research into corruption in healthcare to address the large gaps in evidence.
- Redesign health systems to minimise incentives and opportunities for corruption.
- Prioritise curbing the most damaging forms of corruption.