Essential medicines and health products

Good Governance for Medicines

Programme progress report 2009

GGM programme progress report 2009

Publication details

Number of pages: 6
Publication date: February 2009
Languages: English, French
WHO reference number: WHO/EMP/MAR/2009.1


Corruption is the single greatest obstacle to social and economic development in countries worldwide, undermining democracy and creating unstable governments. With an annual global expenditure estimated at more than US$ 4.4 trillion, the health sector is a very real target for corruption and other unethical practices.