Building research capacity in Africa: Equity and global health collaborations

Summary Points

  • Global health has increased the number of high-income country (HIC) investigators conducting research in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
  • Partnerships with local collaborators rather than extractive research are needed.
  • LMICs have to take an active role in leading or directing these research collaborations in order to maximize the benefits and minimize the harm of inherently inequitable relationships.
  • This essay explores lessons from effective and equitable relationships that exist between African countries and HICs.

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Source: PLOS Medicine

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By Kathryn M. Chu et al.

Published: March 12, 2014, 8:13 p.m.

Last updated: March 13, 2014, 12:15 a.m.

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