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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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How parts of the media in Ghana aid – rather than fight – corruption

Corruption is a significant obstacle to development, democratic consolidation and environmental security, particularly in the developing world. It involves a misuse of power in serving private ends at the public expense. Corruption occurs in both the public and private sectors.

There are different forms of corruption. Political corruption is a classic example. It is often committed by politicians and top government officials acting alone or collaborating with other actors to advance private agendas.

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IHRC To Partner CHRAJ To Deal With Corruption And Human Rights Violations

The call for a close collaboration between the International Human Rights Commission (IHRC) and the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) was made on Friday, 12th June 2020 by Prof. Michael Kwateng. Prof. Kwateng, the Chairman/Special Envoy to Ghana made the call during a familiarization visit to the CHRAJ by the IHRC-Ghana.

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