Corruption and Health

21 aug 2018 09:00 21 aug 2018 10:15 ENG

With Taryn Vian (Boston University), Monica Kirya (CMI), and Tina Søreide (NHH and LawTransform). Moderator: Sara Ekblom (LawTransform).

Corruption is a major health risk. It takes different forms – from bribes and charging of unofficial fees, via sale of fake or substandard drugs, to corruption in public procurement of drugs and infrastructure, and diversion of public health funds. Corruption is one of the biggest threats to universal health coverage and estimates indicate that in some countries, as much as 80 per cent of non-salary health funds disappear before reaching local health facilities. This round-table discusses how the scale and form of corruption vary between health systems, and some of the efforts taken to address it.

With: Taryn Vian (Clinical Professor and Associate Chair of Global Health, Boston University), Monica Kirya (Senior Program Advisor at U4, CMI), and Tina Søreide (Prof. of Law & Economics, NHH and Leader of the research unit on Corruption & Law, LawTransform). Moderator: Sara Ekblom (Pilot for the research unit on Corruption & Law, LawTransform and Jurist).

This event is free and open to all. It forms part of the Bergen Exchanges on Law and Social Transformation. For more information: