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Corruption and the health sector

VIAN, Taryn
November 2002

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This paper describes important areas of vulnerability to corruption within the health sector and identifies approaches for prevention. Two areas of special focus include the supply of drugs and medical equipment, and informal economic activities of health providers

Improving transparency in pharmaceutical systems : strengthening critical decision points against corruption

COHEN, Jillian Clare
October 2002

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This is a diagnostic framework and methodology to evaluate a pharmaceutical system’s vulnerability to corruption and to determine which corrupt practices can have a major impact on the system’s ultimate efficiency. While developed in the context of the health systems of Latin America and the Caribbean (and implemented in a pilot study in Costa Rica), the methodology can be modified with ease so that it is applicable to other regions


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