Journal article

Governance of global health research consortia: Sharing sovereignty and resources within Future Health Systems

Bridget Pratt, Adnan A Hyder

SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

Global health research partnerships are increasingly taking the form of consortia that conduct programs of research in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). An ethical framework has been developed that describes how the governance of consortia comprised of institutions from high-income countries and LMICs should be structured to promote health equity. It encompasses initial guidance for sharing sovereignty in consortia decision-making and sharing consortia resources. This paper describes a first effort to examine whether and how consortia can uphold that guidance. Case study research was undertaken with the Future Health Systems consortium, performs research to improve health service deli..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Sidney Sax Public Health Overseas Fellowship


Awarded by UK Department for International Development


Awarded by Department for International Development (DFID)


Funding Acknowledgements

We thank Katharine A. Allen for supporting the thematic analysis performed in this study. We are grateful to Sara Bennett, Abbas Bhuiya, Elizabeth Ekirapa-Kiracho, David Peters, and Barun Kanjilal for their valuable comments and feedback on a previous version of this manuscript. BP is supported by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Sidney Sax Public Health Overseas Fellowship (Award No. 1052346). The contents of this article are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not reflect the views of the NHMRC. AAH and BP are also supported by the Future Health Systems Initiative, which is funded by the UK Department for International Development (Contract Number: PO 5683, JHU Grant Number: 109440). At the time this manuscript was written, BP was a Hecht-Levi fellow at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and a research fellow in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.