Corruption in Humanitarian AID and Health Care

img AIDS ribbon Below you find links and summaries of some resources on the web that might be helpful as a starting point to understand the topic and issues of corruption with AIDS and health work in general:

Transparency international:

2006 Global Corruption Report (Chapter 6: Corruption and HIV/AIDS)
The numbers of people infected with HIV are high and rising. While the corruption that affects HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment does not look very different from corruption found in other areas of the health sector, the scale of the pandemic, the stigma attached to the disease, the high costs of drugs to treat it, and a multiplicity of new agencies increase the opportunities for corruption if there is inadequate monitoring.
link to this document (PDF)

also available as a working paper (PDF)

Note: Please note that the two papers above contain a section on the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria that has been written by a former staff member of this organization. While the person provides some concerns on the work of this organization, we don’t want to endorse his opinions – his writing contains too much whitewash for our taste on what really is happening there.

This Working Paper is intended to provide an overview of corruption in humanitarian aid. It explains why humanitarian aid is at risk from corruption, what can potentially be done to minimize these risks and concludes with suggestions for further investigation and action.
link to this document

Corruption and paying for health care
Every year, the world spends more than US $3.1 trillion on health services. These large flows of funds are an attractive target for abuse. The stakes are high and the resources precious: money lost to corruption could be used to buy medicines, equip hospitals or hire badly needed medical staff. Growing evidence from around the world indicates that corruption, fraud, and abuse are resulting in significant losses of public money and denial of good quality health services to millions of people.
link to this document (PDF)

General Information and links:
TI’s Corruption in AIDS web page with links to other organizations like UNAIDS, Oxfam etc.


Corruption in the health sector
These pages present some essential resources for anyone promoting anti-corruption in the health sector, or otherwise wanting to learn about the challenges of corruption in the health sector.
link to this document

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