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Thursday, 17th August 2006

Tackling Healthcare Corruption and Governance Woes in Developing Countries

Tackling Healthcare Corruption and Governance Woes in Developing Countries (PDF; 238 KB)
Source: Center for Global Development
"The need to identify and address corruption and weak governance is often lost in the commitment to raise funds and expand services. Yet numerous studies have documented such problems, for example, in the procurement of health supplies, in under-the-table payments for services, and in nurses and doctors who fail to show up at their clinics but nonetheless collect their salaries. Fortunately, mechanisms exist for addressing these types of problems. These include better management, improved logistics and information systems, and strengthened accountability. None of these measures is easy but they are necessary to ensure that the billions of dollars in donor funding now pouring into developing country health initiatives reaches the intended beneficiaries."



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