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"You travel faster alone, but further together": learning from cross country collaboration from a British Council Newton Fund Grant

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dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-05 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-19T08:15:58Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-19T08:15:58Z
dc.date.issued 2018-09-05 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/12604
dc.description.abstract Providing universal health coverage (UHC) through better maternal, neonatal, child and adolescent health (MNCAH) can benefit both parties through North-South research collaborations. This paper describes lessons learned from bringing together early career researchers, tutors, consultants and mentors from the United Kingdom, Kenya, and South Africa to work in multi-disciplinary teams in a capacity-building workshop in Johannesburg, coordinated by senior researchers from the three partner countries. We recruited early career researchers and research users from a range of sectors and institutions in the participating countries and offered networking sessions, plenary lectures, group activities and discussions. To encourage bonding and accommodate cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary partners, we asked participants to respond to questions relating to research priorities and interventions in order to allocate them into multidisciplinary and cross-country teams. A follow up meeting took place in London six months later. Over the five day initial workshop, discussions informed the development of four draft research proposals. Intellectual collaboration, friendship and respect were engendered to sustain future collaborations, and we were able to identify factors which might assist capacity-building funders and organizers in future. This was a modestly funded brief intervention, with a follow-up made possible through the careful stewardship of resources and volunteerism. Having low and middle-income countries in the driving seat was a major benefit but not without logistic and financial challenges. Lessons learned and follow-up are described along with recommendations for future funding of partnerships schemes. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject RESEARCH NETWORKS en
dc.subject RESEARCH COLLABORATION en
dc.title "You travel faster alone, but further together": learning from cross country collaboration from a British Council Newton Fund Grant en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 7(11) en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup Population Health, Health Systems and Innovation en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.ResearchGroup Research Use and Impact Assessment en
dc.SourceTitle International Journal of Health Policy and Management en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10506 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=20263 en
dc.PageNumber 977-981 en
dc.outputnumber 9481 en
dc.bibliographictitle Reddy, P., Desai, R., Sifunda, S., Chalkidou, K., Hongoro, C., Macharia, W. & Roberts, H. (2018) "You travel faster alone, but further together": learning from cross country collaboration from a British Council Newton Fund Grant. <i>International Journal of Health Policy and Management</i>. 7(11):977-981. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/12604 en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Reddy, P. en
dc.contributor.author2 Desai, R. en
dc.contributor.author3 Sifunda, S. en
dc.contributor.author4 Chalkidou, K. en
dc.contributor.author5 Hongoro, C. en
dc.contributor.author6 Macharia, W. en
dc.contributor.author7 Roberts, H. en


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