Perspective piece successful global health research partnerships: What makes them work?

Chandy C. John, George Ayodo, Philippa Musoke

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There are many successful global health research partnerships, but little information is available about what makes them successful. We asked 14 research colleagues from Uganda, Kenya, and the United States who have extensive global health research experience about what they considered the top three factors that led to or impeded successful international research collaborations. Four key factors were identified: 1) mutual respect and benefit, 2) trust, 3) good communication, and 4) clear partner roles and expectations. Initial and ongoing assessment of these factors in global health research partnerships may prevent misunderstandings and foster a collaborative environment that leads to successful research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-7
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Infectious Diseases

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