Webinar: Managing Risks of Corruption in the Health Sector: Zimbabwe
Corruption in the health sector is responsible for an estimated 140,000 deaths per year. Moreover, of an annual $7.35 trillion allocated to global health, it is estimated that $455 billion is lost every year to fraud and corruption in health. In addition to financial consequences, there are also adverse societal and human costs for patients. Countries and people have lower rates of immunization, experience delays in vaccinating children, fail to treat patients, exhibit a decrease in the use of public health clinics, witness reduced satisfaction with the available care and experience longer wait times at clinics.
During a February 2019 consultation co-convened by UNDP, the WHO and the Global Fund, participants from government, civil society, academia, and UN partners proposed a series of outputs for the proposed ACTA Alliance, including rationalizing internal control and assurance models in health systems using fraud and corruption risk assessment methodologies; monitoring and evaluation of ACTA measures for health; capacity development on ACTA in the health sector for multiple stakeholders; and integration of ACTA into health systems strengthening normative guidance.
UNDP has developed an integrated methodology for managing risks of corruption in health, which breaks down the system into concrete decision/action points and allows the assessment of risks based on “impact” and “likelihood”. The assessment is conducted through national multi-stakeholder teams after building their capacities and is followed by the development of risk treatment plans. The approach seeks to create a common language among different stakeholders and integrates health system strengthening efforts with specific program needs.
This webinar will provide an interactive space to discuss and share recent work on UNDP’s anti-corruption in health initiatives including the experience from Zimbabwe to manage risks of corruption in country level health programmes. A short update on plans for the ACTA in Health Alliance will also be provided.
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