Health officials should shun corruption and do their work diligently despite challenges they
This comes amid reports that expectant mothers at Nyamongo village in Tarime District are
complaining over corrupt practices shrouding services at Sungusungu Health Centre at the
village. In response to the allegations, the medical officer in-charge of the health centre
highlighted that the center is facing staff shortage problem.
Corruption seems to have become a common practice in public health services. This impression
is supported by a snap survey conducted by Sikika in 2007, which covered all districts of Kibaha
and Dar es Salaam. It revealed that 21 percent of the 364 interviewed health workers have been
involved in corrupt behavior.