• Anti-Corruption in the Health Sector: Preventing Drug Diversion through Supply Chain Management 

      Vian, Taryn (U4 Brief 2006:4, Report, 2006-01-01)
      Drug supply is an essential component of health care systems, accounting for 10-30% of health care costs. Drugs can be expensive, and willingness to pay for drugs is high, creating the danger that employees will divert ...
    • Anti-Corruption in the Health Sector: Reducing Vulnerabilities to Corruption in User Fee Systems 

      Vian, Taryn (U4 Brief 2006:3, Report, 2006-01-01)
      Designed to promote efficiency and expand access to health care services by leveraging financial contributions from patients, user fee systems are in place in government and private facilities throughout the world. Yet, ...
    • Approaches to teaching and learning about corruption in the health sector 

      Vian, Taryn (U4 Brief 2009:30, Report, 2009-12-01)
      Training and education programmes which deal with the topic of corruption and health can help change the way people approach their jobs as public administrators or development agency workers, and increase transparency and ...
    • Avantages et inconvénients des indemnités journalières : une entrave à la bonne gouvernance du secteur de la santé ? 

      Vian, Taryn (U4 Brief 2011:10, Report, 2011-11-25)
      Les indemnités journalières constituent un mécanisme important de remboursement des frais encourus au travail, d’encouragement à la participation aux activités de formation continue et de motivation des employés sous-payés. ...
    • Benefits and drawbacks of per diems: Do allowances distort good governance in the health sector? 

      Vian, Taryn (U4 Brief 2009:29, Report, 2009-11-25)
      Per diems, or daily allowances, are an important mechanism for reimbursing work‑related expenses, encouraging participation in professional development activities, and motivating under‑paid employees. Yet, sometimes employees ...
    • Complaints mechanisms in health organizations 

      Vian, Taryn (U4 Brief 2013:6, Report, 2013-10-23)
      Strategies to increase transparency and accountability often include complaints mechanisms by which organisations can respond to individual suspicions of corruption and other grievances. This Brief discusses how complaints ...
    • Corruption in the Health Sector 

      Nordberg, Carin; Vian, Taryn (U4 Issue 2008:10, Research report, 2008-12-01)
      This U4 Issue presents 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. The text is originally ...
    • Corruption in the Health Sector 

      Norberg, Carin; Vian, Taryn (U4 Issue 2006:1, Research report, 2006-01-01)
      This U4 Issue presents 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. The text is originally ...
    • Embezzlement of Donor Funding in Health Projects 

      Semrau, Katherine; Scott, Nancy; Vian, Taryn (U4 Brief 2008:11, Report, 2008-05-02)
      Donor funding has fuelled a vast increase in service delivery, medical research and clinical trials throughout the developing world. Yet, there is a dark side to this badly needed influx of funding: with pressures to spend ...
    • Fraud in Hospitals 

      Musau, Steve; Vian, Taryn (U4 Brief 2008:8, Report, 2008-05-02)
      Hospitals are vulnerable to corruption. In the U.S., health care fraud has been stimated to cost $60 billion per year, or 3% of total health care expenditures - much of it in the hospital sector. Hospitals account for 50% ...
    • Implementing a transparency and accountability policy to reduce corruption: The GAVI Alliance in Cameroon 

      Vian, Taryn (U4 Brief 2013:9, Report, 2013-12-04)
      The GAVI Alliance – an alliance of the world’s major players in global immunisation – uncovered massive misuse of its grants in Cameroon in 2011. GAVI’s Transparency and Accountability Policy triggered an investigation ...
    • La corruption dans le secteur de la santé 

      Nordberg, Carin; Vian, Taryn (U4 Issue 2009:14, Research report, 2009-12-01)
      La présente étude de U4 constitue une source d’information essentielle pour quiconque participe à la lutte contre la corruption dans le secteur de la santé ou souhaite se documenter sur les défis que pose le phénomène de ...
    • La corruption dans le secteur de la santé : méthodes d'apprentissage et d'enseignement 

      Vian, Taryn (U4 Brief 2011:14, Report, 2011-01-01)
      Les programmes de formation et d’éducation qui traitent du thème de la corruption et de la santé peuvent contribuer à changer la manière dont les administrateurs publics et le personnel des agences de développement abordent ...
    • Mecanismos para presentar denuncias en organismos de salud 

      Vian, Taryn (U4 Brief 2014:7, Report, 2014-06-10)
      Las estrategias para aumentar la transparencia y la rendición de cuentas suelen incluir mecanismos por medio de los cuales los organismos pueden responder a sospechas específicas de corrupción u otras formas de inconformidad. ...
    • Perceptions of per diems in the health sector: Evidence and implications 

      Vian, Taryn; Miller, Candace; Themba, Zione; Bukuluki, Paul (U4 Issue 2011:6, Research report, 2011-07-01)
      This study details the perceived benefits, problems, and risks of abuse of per diems and allowances in developing countries. Drawing on 41 interviews with government and nongovernmental officials in Malawi and Uganda the ...
    • Per diem policy analysis toolkit 

      Vian, Taryn; Sabin, Laura (U4 Issue 2012:8, Research report, 2012-12-18)
      Most organizations use per diems as a way to reimburse out-of-pocket expenses for travel and to encourage staff to attend professional development activities. However, weaknesses in policy design and control of spending ...
    • Transparency and Accountability in an Electronic Era: The Case of Pharmaceutical Procurements 

      Waning, Brenda; Vian, Taryn (U4 Brief 2008:10, Report, 2008-05-02)
      The burgeoning HIV/AIDS epidemic means that more labor and financial resources are being dedicated to the procurement of antiretroviral (ARV) medicines for reatment. While patients, physicians, national governments and ...
    • Transparency in Health Programmes 

      Vian, Taryn (U4 Brief 2008:9, Report, 2008-05-02)
      Transparency is an important tool for good governance, helping to expose abusive practices including fraud, patronage, corruption, and other abuses of power. Increasing transparency can also enhance accountability by ...
    • Using financial performance indicators to promote transparency and accountability in health systems 

      Vian, Taryn; Collins, David (U4 Brief 2006:1, Report, 2006-01-01)
      This case-based brief presents experiences of district health management teams in South Africa, where interventions to improve district health planning and reporting, including the integration of financial data and service ...