The Launch of the Anti-Corruption Strategy in the Health Sector - Ministry of Public Health Afghanistan

The Launch of the Anti-Corruption Strategy in the Health Sector

 
The Ministry of Public Health of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan launched the anti-corruption strategy to fight corruption in the health sector and to provide better and quality health services. The ceremony was attended by a number of national and international health partners. The Anti-Corruption Strategy identifies the vulnerable areas in the health sector and applies effective practices to eliminate corruption at different times.
 
This strategy has been developed in an effective way with the help of national and international experts, and with its implementation, is expected to reduce corruption cases in all areas of work, especially the areas that have been identified vulnerable, and it will boost the effectiveness of public services
 
H. E. Dr. Ferozuddin Feroz, Minister of Public Health, spoke of the importance of the anti-corruption strategy in the health sector, which is a positive step towards eradicating corruption in the Ministry of Public Health. “It is the mission and responsibility of the ministry of public health towards the nation to create a transparent and accountable system to ensure that proper attention is given to the health and well-being of the citizens." said the minister.
 
 The Minister of Public Health said, “Corruption is a serious challenge for development in the country, and without fighting corruption, it is not possible to improve the provision of health services and raise the level of people's access to health services, and the Ministry of Public Health is committed to the implementation and development of this strategy.  In the past, the ministry has taken serious steps to eradicate corruption, for instance, in the past four months forty-four cases of corruption have been reported to the general attorney office by the Ministry of Public Health.” 
 
The Ministry of Public Health is among the pioneers, which has asked the Monitoring and Evaluation Coordination Committee (MEC) to help the ministry to address the existing corruption gaps.
 
Mrs. Auriana, head of the procurement and financial sector of the European Community welcomed the launch of the anti-corruption strategy in Afghanistan's health sector and stressed that corruption in Afghanistan's health sector has reduced in compared to last year.
 
Mrs. Auriana, head of the European Community's logistics and financial sector, also welcomed the introduction of the anti-corruption strategy in Afghanistan's health sector and stressed that corruption in Afghanistan's health sector has fallen from last year.
 
Strengthening transparency in the health sector, developing the medical council, providing training programs for reporting in the provinces, preventing drug smuggling and identifying corruption cases are among the key issues in the anti-corruption strategy of the health sector.
 
The Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee recently appreciated the achievements of the Ministry of Public Health on fighting corruption and emphasized that the ministry of public health is to fight corruption in the health sector.