Global Neurology Sustainable Partnerships and Equity in Global Health

Date/Time: Monday, October 14, 2019 - 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Level: Special Interest Group
Room: Landmark 2
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Description:

Sustainable and equitable partnerships are the most critical feature of the highest quality global health programs, whether education or research focused. While many well-meaning students, faculty and researchers frequently engage in short-term projects in resource-limited settings, there is a limited understanding of the minimal value and even burden these efforts often pose for the receiving institution and partnering faculty. This problem is compounded because the voices of collaborators in resource-limited settings are not often heard directly by senior academic leaders in neurology. This session will bring together a diverse group of experienced and emerging leaders in global health and neurology to discuss: (1) what are the key features of a sustainable and equitable partnership? (2) what are the needs of partnering institutions and faculty in resource-limited settings? (3) what strategies have programs/individual employed to obtain support for their efforts (from international funding bodies, local and regional governments and institutions)? (4) how do sustainable and equitable partnerships lead to improvements in research, education and care for patients with neurological disorders in resource limited settings?

Objective(s):

  • Describe the key features of a sustainable and equitable partnership
    Give examples of the needs of partnering institutions and faculty in resource-limited settings
    Identify strategies that some programs/individuals employed to obtain support for their efforts (from international funding bodies, local and regional governments and institutions)
    Express how sustainable and equitable partnerships lead to improvements in research, education and care for patients with neurological disorders in resource limited settings.

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