Online courses

Addressing corruption in the health sector

8 – 26 June 2020. 3 weeks, expert-led course. Improve your understanding of how corruption hinders access to health care – and what can be done about it. Suitable for development practitioners, public officials, and civil society activists working on health issues.


Facilitated, expert-led course.

Free of charge.


3 weeks.

Participants will need 3 hours per week to go through the material and complete a short assignment.


8 – 26 June 2020.

Who can apply

U4 online courses are primarily for U4 partner staff and their guests. Partner staff can sign up directly, see below.

We sometimes have limited spaces available for anti-corruption practitioners from NGOs. Write to if you are interested, or if you are a U4 partner inviting a guest.

Course prerequitsites

In order to ensure a shared basic knowledge of definitions, terminology and concepts of corruption and anti-corruption, prospective participants must complete our self-paced Essentials of Anti-Corruption I module before they can take this course.

What you'll learn

  • An overall picture of health sector corruption and its effect on service delivery and population health outcomes.
  • Understanding what drives corruption and which methods you can use to assess corruption risks.
  • How to analyse corruption and governance related surveys, barometers, and indices – determining what they tell us about corruption in the health sector.
  • Why and how political economy analysis can help in choosing appropriate reform strategies.
  • Lessons from cases where eg corruption related to informal payments and pharmaceutical procurement have been addressed.reduce its impact.

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

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We’re the team responsible for this course

Vera Devine

U4 online course coordinator