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Total publications found: 16

Exploring the nature, enabling factors and solutions to corruption in the procurement of pharmaceuticals in Nigeria tertiary health institutions: a qualitative study

Authors: Obinna Onwujekwe, Prince Agwu, Aloysius Odii, Charles Orjiakor, Eleanor Hutchinson, Pallavi Roy, Martin McKee, Dina Balabanova
Publication date: March 2022

Pharmaceuticals account for a large share of health budgets, second only to salaries of the workforce in most countries. Coupled with the complexity of managing multiple ...

Supply-side factors influencing informal payment for healthcare services in Tanzania

Authors: Peter Binyaruka, Dina Balabanova, Martin McKee, Eleanor Hutchinson, Antonio Andreoni, Mary Ramesh, Blake Angell, Ntuli Kapologwe, Masuma Mamdani
Publication date: May 2021

Informal payments for healthcare are widespread in sub-Saharan Africa. They are often regressive, potentially limiting access to quality healthcare, particularly for the most vulnerable, and ...

Do social accountability approaches work? A review of the literature from selected low- and middle-income countries in the WHO South-East Asia region

Authors: Nahitun Naher, Dina Balabanova, Eleanor Hutchinson, Robert Marten, Roksana Hoque, Samiun Nazrin Bente Kamal Tune, Bushra Zarin Islam, Syed Masud Ahmed
Publication date: November 2020

Governance failures undermine efforts to achieve universal health coverage and improve health in low- and middle-income countries by decreasing efficiency and equity. Punitive measures to ...

Corruption in the procurement of pharmaceuticals in Anglophone sub‑Saharan Africa: a scoping literature review

Authors: Obinna Onwujekwe, Prince Agwu, Aloysius Odii, Charles Orjiakor, Divine Obodoechi, Chukwudi Nwokolo C, Pallavi Roy, Eleanor Hutchinson, Martin McKee, Dina Balabanova
Publication date: October 2020

The cost of procuring pharmaceutical products – especially medicines – represents a major share of public health spending. At the same time, the significant financial resources ...

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