NGO launches initiative to fight corruption in health sector

The Global Media Foundation (GLOMEF), a human rights media advocacy organisation has raised concerns about the ever increasing corruption in Ghana’s health sector.

Corruption, according to GLOMEF, reduces access to care; undermines equity in access; increases financial burden on patients as well as reduces access to and provision of services.

A 2010 report by the World Bank titled “Quiet Corruption” has revealed that 95 per cent of resources allocated to the health sector in Ghana were diverted into the pockets of individuals. Ghana is second to Chad in terms of the most corrupt when it comes to managing resources in the health sector in Africa.

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