Online courses

Addressing corruption in the health sector

3 weeks, expert-led course. Improve your understanding of how corruption hinders access to health care – and what can be done about it. The course is designed for development practitioners, public officials, and civil society activists working on health issues.

26 November – 16 December

Participants will need a maximum of 3 hours per week to go through the material and to complete a short assignment. In order to ensure a shared basic knowledge of definitions, terminology and concepts of corruption, and anti-corruption, prospective participants must complete our 1-hour self-paced Essentials of Anti-Corruption I Module before they can take this course.

Questions about the course? Contact our course coordinator, Vera Devine.

Week 1 (26 November to 2 December 2018)

Examine the effects of corruption in each of the World Health Organisation’s Building Blocks for Health: leadership/governance; health care financing; health workforce; medical products and technologies; Information and research; and service delivery. Participants will also consider the consequences of corruption in the health sector, how to use Vulnerability to Corruption Analyses in this sector, and the role of power and influence in addressing health corruption risks.

Week 2 (3 December to 9 December 2018)

We take an in-depth look at informal payments, which are a substantial barrier to access to health care in the developing world.

Week 3 (10 to 16 December 2018)

Learn how corruption effects the pharmaceuticals sub-sector and what can be done to reduce its impact.

This course is now full. You can register your interest for future courses.

We’re the team responsible for this course

Vera Devine

U4 online course coordinator