"Stamping out corruption in health care is a matter of life and death. This timely research shows the need for transparency and accountability in health care and offers sensitive, practical suggestions to address the problem. Governments and providers should take note: the price of corruption in health care is paid for in human suffering."
"Provides a breadth of interesting and informative essays on the role of corruption in health care delivery in developing countries, and the strategies that have been tested to reverse corruption and thereby increase overall funding for publicly provided health care. It is an invaluable book for anyone who wants to understand the nature of corruption in health care delivery systems."
About the Author
Taryn Vian teaches courses in health care management, financial management, and transparency in governance at Boston University. Prior to joining BU in 1999, she worked for two international consulting firms, Management Sciences for Health (MSH), and Abt Associates, Inc. Taryn lived in the Philippines, where she managed a multi-million dollar USAID-funded project to improve the quality of child survival and family planning services after decentralization. Aside from her Philippines work, Taryn has traveled to 25 other countries working to improve management and to enhance the quality of health care services. She has designed and evaluated health projects in Chad, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, and Poland. More recently, she evaluated Global Fund governance structures and assessed vulnerabilities to corruption in Azerbaijan and Albania, and worked with a team of BU investigators to evaluate Pfizer Corporation's Global Health Fellows Program, an international volunteering initiative active in 30 countries.
Harald Mathisen is a political scientist with a wide geographical and topical experience within the field of governance and anti-corruption. As project coordinator of U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre for five years, key experience include: workshop facilitation and training, research coordination, anti-corruption analysis and strategy development, website development, project management. Mathisen has published extensively and is regularly presenting at conferences and seminars on anti-corruption strategies and the work of the international community in this field.
William D. Savedoff has been working for more than 20 years on economic and social development issues. His work is focused on finding ways to improve the quality of social services in developing countries, with particular attention to incentives, institutions, and political-economy.