Health Sector Corruption as the Archenemy of Universal Health Care in Indonesia

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Abstract

This article argues that health sector corruption is a direct threat towards universal health care in Indonesia. Three Indonesian legal cases of health sector corruption are selected to exemplify the reality of health sector corruption and it’s detrimental effect to the realization of the right to health. This article emphasizes that corruption causes misallocation and embezzlement of the fund that hampers the State party to optimally provide universal health care for the people. This article suggests that in order to establish quality and sustainable universal health care as an instrument for the realization of the right to health, the State party has to prioritize on the elimination of health sector corruption.
Original languageEnglish
Article number9
Pages (from-to)163-172
JournalMimbar Hukum
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb-2017
Externally publishedYes

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