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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.

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Imprisonment of TB Patients Declared Unconstitutional in Kenya

The practice of incarcerating tuberculosis patients was rebuked by the country’s High Court, putting an end to a dangerous and inhumane practice.

Briefing Paper
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This brief summarizes key concerns about the impact of the Global Fund’s withdrawal from countries that have already experienced funding reductions.

Yes, Strengthen the Health System—But Strengthen It for All  

Christine Stegling is working to make sure that as we strengthen the global health system, no one is left behind.

Uganda’s Leap Forward on the Right to Health

After a woman died from medical neglect during childbirth, Ugandan courts stepped in and delivered a big victory for all.

Expert Meeting on Social Accountability and Legal Empowerment

This paper summarizes the discussions and conclusions from a December 2014 meeting about joining social accountability and legal empowerment efforts to protect the health and rights of marginalized groups.

The Way We Get New Medicines Doesn’t Work  

A new documentary details the many ways in which medical innovation prioritizes corporate interests.