15IACC

9 November 17:30 – 19:30

Corruption and Health: Good Practice Examples in different health care settings

Session Description

This game changer session “Corruption in the health sector: How to save the patient?” will highlight stories from different actors in the system who have had the vision, determination and courage to address corruption problems in the health sector. There is the story of an anti-corruption agency that impulses the Ministry of Health to take action against corruption at service delivery level or the story of (self-) regulating the industry for medical supplies. Also, there are stories of public engagement and the publication of performance indicators to empower citizens in improving accountability of health services and the delivery of care. And last but certainly not least, the empowerment of women in rural areas to overcome fear in view of reducing corruption and increasing vital access to care. These stories are inspiring efforts with good and bad lessons learned providing insights into the difficult quest for sustainable solutions. These will be largely enriched through the interactive discussion and experience exchange with participants. Based on the combined experience of participants and experts it is expected that the session will lead to an improved understanding on how the rules of the game in the health sector can and must be changed, through both punctual and sector-wide initiatives, the latter being an innovative approach in itself.

Session coordinator’s name:
Hady Fink
Max-Planck-Institute

Expert Delivering Kick Off Inspirational Speech *Can be the same as the session coordinator or expert
Karen Hussmann
U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre
Topic: Corruption in the health sector: how to save the patient? Action required by all of us.

Session Facilitator/Moderator
Taryn Vian
Boston University

Expert
Hady Fink
Max-Planck-Institute
Topic: Creating synergies for action between anti-corruption agencies and health authorities.

Karen Hussmann
U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre
Topic: Private sector (self-) regulation crucial and challenging for medical supplies.

Taryn Vian
Boston University
Topic: Public engagement to increase accountability in health care delivery.

Hernán Charosky
Independent Consultant
Topic: Prevention and investigation of corruption in the health sector. Performance indicators, public data and the stakeholders.

Cecilia Blondet
Director of Proética, TI Chapter of Peru
Topic: Empowering women to reduce corruption and improve health access in rural areas.

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