Geneva Health Forum event: Embedding capacity development in global health research

13 May, 2021

Embedding capacity development in global health research

19 May 2021, 3 pm UK time, 4 pm CET

This session will discuss this recent commentary, which resulted from work initiated at the Geneva Health Forum. With an aim to overcome the research capacity gap in global health research between the Global North and Global South, this session will inspire you to consider embedding capacity development in global health research. The one-hour webinar will include a panel discussion, presentations and case studies from Ethiopia and the Central African region, as well as time for an open discussion to hear from you.

Themes covered in this session will include:

How we can encourage global health funders to allocate resources for research capacity development, and how countries in sub-Saharan Africa can invest resources to develop domestic research capacity.

Addressing the power imbalance between collaborating partners from the Global North and Global South which leads to unfair ownership of data and unfair authorship.

Researching real-world problems: encouraging global health research undertaken in academic institutions in the Global South to focus on health system challenges in their own countries.

Valuing research capacity development as highly as the generation of new scientific knowledge - by the academicians and universities in the Global South and Global North, by global health research funders and by governments.

The interactive panel discussion will be hosted by Peter Steinmann (Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute) and Joanna Schellenberg (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine).

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HIFA profile: Eric Comte is Executive Director, Geneva Health Forum, External Affairs Directorate, Geneva University Hospitals. eric.comte AT