The Afrobarometer surveys (2005-2006, 2011-2013 and 2014-2015) have shown that, in several African countries, patients have to pay under-the-table payments when seeking care in health facilities. Several national studies also highlighted the existence of this phenomenon. A recent blog post on Health Financing in Africa has drawn the attention of experts of our communities of practice (CoPs) on this situation. They now want to work together on this issue. A good understanding of this problem will be key to initiate actions to tackle it. To this end, the CoPs have decided to set up a working group.
As a member of the working group, you will have to develop, on behalf of the CoPs, a set of possible actions that can be undertaken to address the issues related to informal payments and corruption in the health sector. This includes:
Participating to the collective reflexion of the working group
Contributing to the documentation of the problem with simple and participatory methodologies
Identify possible actions and produce recommendations for a learning agenda that can be carried out gradually by the CoPs
Contribute to the dissemination of the recommendations and other knowledge products developed by the group
This project is open to all experts registered on Collectivity. Candidates having experience in studying or taking actions to fight against corruption (in all its forms) are particularly sought.