Graduate Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar Series
LDFP Room 850 and Virtually via Zoom

Corruption, defined by Transparency International as, “ the abuse of entrusted power for private gain” is  global in reach and can cut across all sectors and negatively affects the security, population health, development, and economic growth of society. Six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, Transparency International found reliable documented cases of corruption across 17 countries, involving public funds amounting to $1.1 billion.

The presentation will first explore corruption from a risk management perspective: how to understand the risk, how to assess it and how to design interventions to mitigate it. Then specific focus will be on the interplay between a sector’s vulnerability to corruption and crisis. Crisis amplifies the risk of corruption, both its impact and likelihood, and corruption undermines the resilience of any sector and its capacity for response and recovery, further exacerbating crisis and creating a vicious cycle of poor governance, accountability deficits and vulnerabilities to corruption. Lastly, the presentation examines how transparency and accountability interventions prior to, and amidst, a crisis could reduce the risks of corruption and accordingly can help ensure health sector performance.


Mostafa Hunter is an international expert with 15 years of unique expertise in institutional governance, private sector engagement for public value and corruption risk management in more than 20 high-, middle- and low-income countries. 

He is currently Founder and President of Health Governance International LLC (HGI), USA, Lead Founder and Chairman of the Healthcare Governance and Transparency Association (HeGTA), Germany. He is an Honorary Associate to the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), UK, Guest Lecturer at the Management Center Innsbruck (MCI), Austria and Member of the Advisory Board of the Health Management Program at the University of New Castle, Australia.

Mostafa is awarded the 2011 Rising Star of Corporate Governance by the Yale School of Management and in 2012 Global Proxy Watch named him a Star. Moreover, he was part of the team awarded the World Bank VPU Team Award of Excellence for 2016. He is also awarded the Cairo University Faculty of Medicine Shield of Honor and the Honor of Outstanding Alumni from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Alumni Association of Egypt.