Webinar "Research priorities: what are we missing on anti-corruption?”
Corruption costs lives (e.g. one study estimates that 140 000 children’s deaths a year are caused by corruption) and resources (e.g. another study estimates the global average loss rate for health care fraud and abuse to be 6.19% of total health expenditure), it also weakens health systems (e.g. favor the introduction of substandard medical products) and exacerbates inequalities (e.g. one study shows that informal payments are regressive and concentrated among the poorest). Corruption impacts on the achievement of the SDGs, in particular SDG3 (good health and well-being), SDG5 (gender equality), SDG10 (reduced inequalities) and SDG16 (peace, justice and strong institutions).
This webinar will last for 60 minutes, including short presentations from Dina Balabanova, David Clarke, Eleanor Hutchinson, Obinna Onwujekwe and Martin Mckee, followed by discussions.
Dina is an Associate Professor in Health Systems & Policy in the Department of Global Health and Development at LSHTM, with over 20 years of experience in health systems and policy research in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Her main expertise is in health systems governance, institution building and effective delivery models.
David Clarke is a public health lawyer. He is a senior health system advisor at WHO HQ in Geneva. David works in three main areas: using law and regulation to implement Universal Health Coverage (UHC), supporting countries to strategically engage the private sector in service of UHC and developing preventative approaches to mitigate the risk of health system corruption.
Eleanor is an assistant professor in anthropology and health systems at LSHTM. She has a keen interest in the interconnections between health systems and broader processes of development in LMICs in particular those that draw on heterodox economics. Her current research explores the intersection between formal and informal health systems in Africa.
Obinna is currently a Professor of Health Economics and Policy and Pharmaco-economics/pharmaco-epidemiolgy in the Departments of Health Administration & Management and Pharmacology and Therapeutics, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria. His expertise includes health technology assessment, health policy and systems research, economic evaluation, equity analysis, healthcare financing and public health economics.
Martin is Professor of European Public Health at LSHTM. He qualified in medicine in Northern Ireland and subsequently trained in public health in London. He manages the largest research team working on the challenges to health and health systems in the countries of central and eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, co-directing the European Centre on Health of Societies in Transition (ECOHOST), a WHO Collaborating Centre. He has published over 530 papers in peer-reviewed journals and he is author or editor of almost 40 books.