Global Health Centre

Unmasking global health : Real data, fake data and accountability

Mouhamadou Diagne, Patricia Kingori
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Open Global Health Event Series


Online Event,  16:00 CET

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How do global health agencies ensure accountability for progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on health? With billions of dollars often on the line, data has been the key for global health donors. However, when they go into the field, independent auditors often find numerous practical challenges with reliability, quality and with pinning down responsibility. For social scientists, on the other hand, the rise of "audit culture" in global health agencies is itself a problem: it raises real questions of power and inequality, in which financial and political pressures work together to create an in-between realm between accuracy and inaccuracy. In this ground-breaking panel discussion, the former Inspector General of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria and a leading sociologist share their experiences, and debate accountability and transparency in global health.



  • Mouhamadou Diagne, Vice President of Integrity, World Bank Group
  • Patricia Kingori, Senior Investigator, Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities, University of Oxford
  • Moderated by Vinh-Kim Nguyen, Co-Director, Global Health Centre


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