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Accountability in Health

Accountability in Health

Strong and independent citizens’ groups play an instrumental role in ensuring that government, health care institutions, and health programs are held accountable to the communities they are designed to serve. The Open Society Foundations work to ensure that civil society groups have the information, skills, and capacity to hold governments accountable for their actions.

Recent Work

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Inside Guatemala’s Drug Rehab Centers

Take an unprecedented look inside these institutions through a powerful photo series that explores the intersection of drug use, Christianity, and rehabilitation.

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How Social Accountability Protects Health Rights

Social accountability initiatives mobilize citizens to protect their right to health, and they yield real results.

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Democracy Is More Than Just Holding Elections  

Wouldn’t you like to give those in power a report card? This is what citizen engagement looks like, and it’s possible for all of us, according to John Gaventa, head of the Coady International Institute.

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Austerity: A Failed Experiment on the People  

Martin McKee examines the intellectual underpinnings of European austerity, its alarming health consequences, and what can be done to alleviate them.

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Forced Sterilization and Forced Labor in Uzbekistan  

BBC journalist Natalia Antelava and Matthew Fischer-Daly of the Cotton Campaign discuss Uzbekistan’s ongoing, systematic forced sterilization and forced labor programs.

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In Uganda, Grassroots Radio Bridges Health Care Gaps

Sometimes the simplest tools still work best. For Ugandans unaware of their health rights, radio remains a critical avenue for information.