In a blog on Switching the Poles in International Health Policies, ACE colleagues Eleanor Hutchinson, Martin McKee and Dina Balabanova discussed the hush that surrounds conversations about corruption in health systems – and why the issue needs come out of the shadows and into the spotlight. Read an excerpt below.
“Once, such things were only talked of in private. But this time it was different. Those present, coming from government, universities, civil society, and international agencies, were speaking openly about what they all knew was one of the main barriers to providing high quality healthcare to those in need – corruption. A dedicated World Health Organization meeting in Geneva in March 2018 focused on anti-corruption, transparency and accountability in the health sector. And all those attending were united in their determination to find ways to make these tricky concepts into a reality.”