by Michael Petkov and Deborah Cohen
Transparency International (TI), October 2016
Corruption has become prevalent in healthcare to the point that it is normalised. From the politician to the patient, individuals routinely place their own private interests above public health goals and patient health outcomes. That was the conclusion from speaking to thirty public health experts and anti-corruption specialists across the globe, as part of this most recent research project. The publication which was launched at the opening session of the World Health Summit, aims to bring all the relevant information into one space. The authors produced a “map” of corruption in healthcare that contains 37 types of corruption that are clustered into eight areas in health systems.