Official title of the project

I’m not on the take, I work for the salary- Improvement capacity of CSOs, institutions and local self-government to fight corruption in health sector

Sectors
None

Project information

Region / City
Cities
Serbia
Total budget of programme / project

130246

Implementation period
2010. Jun - 2011. Jun
Expected results
  • team of health experts trained to perform education for representatives of local self-governments and health institutions;
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  • em of members of applicant organization trained to educate representatives of CSOs;
  • 75 representatives (15 from each city) of local self-governments and health institutions trained for recognizing and implementation of anti-corruption measures in accordance with EU models and good practices;
  • 75 representatives (15 from each city) of CSOs trained to inform and mobilize citizens for oversight and monitoring of anti corruption measures;
  • 5.000 anti-corruption handbooks for employees in health sector in 5 cities;
  • 20.000 anti-corruption leaflets for citizens in 5 cities;
  • 5 one day conferences with decision makers in 5 cities about the need for creation and adoption of Local action plan for prevention of corruption in health sector.
Beneficiary

General public - direct users of health service

Partners

Foundation Helthy Progress , Netherlands

Summary of the project

Corruption in the health sector has a direct negative effect on access and quality of patient care. Project “I’m not on the take, I work for the salary” is dealing with the question of corruption in health care sector. Perception of citizens that nothing can be done about it is directly related to absence of dialog between citizens and institutions in formulating and implementing anti-corruption measures. Towns Subotica, Zrenjanin, Zajecar, Uzice and Vranje were selected based on number of direct beneficiaries using health services in these areas of Serbia. This project will target representatives and members of Local self-governments/Health committees, Local branches of Health Insurance Fund, Health care institutions (patient rights defenders, doctors and management), CSOs dealing with health and human rights, General public (direct beneficiaries of health services). By providing training to all the relevant target groups this project will foster implementation of existing anti-corruption measures and initiate adoption of new ways to address this issues. The training will be based on methodology adopted and used in different countries of European Union and worldwide by organizing workshops for representatives of local self-governments and health institutions and trainings for CSOs in 5 cities; preparation, publishing and distribution of anti-corruption handbooks for employees in health care system and anti-corruption leaflets for citizens and organising of one day conferences with decision makers in local self-governments and health sector and CSOs representatives with de

Programme/Project objectives

Improving capacity of CSO, institutions and local self-governments to fight corruption in health sector by providing information, tools and training in accordance with EU models and good practices. Campaign consisted of two parts is also included in the project. Campaign goal is to reduce the level of corruption in the health sector by advocating for efficient implementation of the existing laws, regulations and ethical code of conduct addressing this problem. During the first part, 5 team leaders and 25 volunteers from each city, who are trained for community organising, will work on the ground by speaking with doctors. Promoting the ethical code of conduct will focus on empowering doctors who are performing their job in line with this ethical code. They need to step up, publicly declare themeselves and send strong message to all their

Specific objectives

  • To educate representatives of local self-government and health institutions in 5 cities (Subotica, Zrenjanin, Zajecar, Uzica and Vranje) to formulate and implement anti-corruption measures in health sector;
  • To build capacity of CS organizations in 5 cities (Subotica, Zrenjanin, Zajecar, Uzice and Vranje) to increase public awareness and advocate for adoption, implementation and monitoring of anti-corruption measures in health sector;
  • To promote involvement and participation of citizens in oversight and monitoring of anti corruption measures in 5 cities;
  • To strengthen up coordination and cooperation between different actors (CSO and institutions) in reducing opportunities for corruption in health sector in 5 cities.