Health System Accountability
In DRC, as in many developing countries, vital public healthcare resources meant for the poor is stolen by corruption. Generous donations and government funds which are meant to save the lives of sick babies, suffering from curable diseases like malaria, are “lost” or diverted before it ever reaches them. As a result, poor mothers are forced to choose between buying food or paying illegitimate fees to obtain life-saving medicine for their sick child.
The HESA program reduces corruption and improves healthcare by analysing patients reports of corruption submitted through TrueFootprint’s FieldApp. These reports are then categorized, consolidated, tracked, visualized and forwarded to community groups and volunteers for follow-up. With this information, volunteers work together with government officials to resolve individual problems, reduce opportunities for corruption and improve management.