E-DRUG: Pharmacovigilance and Corruption (2)
Please see the report
sharing created within USAID funded project implemented by The All-Ukrainian
Network of PLWHA.
The report unveils key corruption and trust schemes detected as a result of
continuous monitoring in public procurements of drugs and medical products in
Ukraine. The report shows that market of health products procurements that
existed before 2015 was mostly oligopolistic, controlled by several big groups,
which unduly influenced MoH Ukraine, and almost all bidding procedures where
happening with fake competition in collusion between shell companies.
Results of the monitoring described in the report were later used by Network
and its partners for future anticorruption interventions to change the
situation, which included among others the following:
- transfer of health products procurements of the MoH Ukraine to specialized
international procuring organizations (UNDP, UNICEF, Crown Agents) in 2015.
This major reform has by now resulted in up to 75 % estimated budget savings
and consequent improvement of access to treatment. The procurements are
transferred to specialized international procuring organizations until 2019 and
give us an opportunity to reform existing state health products procurement
system by creation of centralized procurement organization in healthcare;
- introduction of e-procurement system ('ProZorro'), which considerably
increased transparency of every public procurement process in Ukraine. Now
everyone may monitor all the stages from procurement announcement to actual
delivery with the ability to see every document, every change in it, every
decision and its justification, as well as agreements, mailings etc. The
e-procurement system widens access to tenders for suppliers, as well as
introduces a 3-stage bidding reduction procedure. Professional analytical
module within the database enables automatic detection of suspicious tenders
and considerably simplifies investigations by public authorities, media and
civil society organizations.
- introduction of fast-track market authorization procedure for specialized
international procuring organizations procurements and for medicines registered
by stringent DRAs opens more possibilities for foreign producers to enter
Our anti-corruption team would be happy to share more on fighting corruption in
healthcare in Ukraine.
Hope this helps!
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