Gendered Corruption In Health Sector, Women Bear The Brunt

HEALTH sector corruption has over the years been swept under the carpet and in most cases, citizens tend to turn a blind eye to its existence. By Michael Gwarisa However, evidence gathered by the Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ) indicate that health sector corruption  comes in different facets and is an everyday occurrence and affects women the most. Corruption is defined by Transparency International as the “Misuse of entrusted power for private gain.” Corruption in most cases occur when public officials who have been given authority and a goal which further…

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Corruption Reigns Supreme In Zim’s Health Sector-Report

THE Anti-Corruption Trust of Southern Africa (ACT-SA) has revealed shocking details of the endemic corruption which has eaten deep into Zimbabwe’s health sector.  By Michael Gwarisa An assessment carried out by ACT-SA indicates that Medical practitioners in the employ of the government also operate private businesses (clinics, hospital and surgeries) and are accused of spending more time at their private businesses than at government hospitals amongst a host of other ills. Mr. David Jamali, the Chairperson of the Anti-Corruption Trust of Southern Africa (ACT-SA) urged the Government of Zimbabwe to…

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‘Nipping Corruption Key to NHI Scheme Fund’

PARLIAMENTARIANS are worried over the custodianship of the impending National Health Insurance Scheme given the ill governance issues experienced through Premier Service Medical Aid Society and the National Social Security Association. By Kudakwashe Pembere During a health portfolio hearing for the Association of Healthcare Funders of Zimbabwe (AHFoZ) on Tuesday, BINGA North MP Dubeko Prince Sibanda said it was important for the organisation representing about 30 medical insurance companies to guard against corruption  since they are pushing for inclusion in national health insurance consultations. With NSSA at one time being selected to handle…

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