Collaboration is key to strengthening surgical research capacity in sub-Saharan Africa
Author(s)Spence, Richard Trafford; Codman Center, Department of General Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA; Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Panieri, Eugenio; Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Rayne, Sarah L; Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Harrison, Ewen Munro; Clinical Surgery, University of Edinburgh and Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, UK
Bhangu, Aneel Amir; Academic Department of Surgery, University of Birmingham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK
Fitzgerald, James Edward; Department of General Surgery, Royal Free Hospital NHS, Barnet Hospital Campus, London, UK
Contributor(s)Discovery Academic Fellowship Award
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AbstractThe paucity of research in areas of greatest clinical need must be addressed urgently. We propose a model of collaboration in an era of information systems and emerging mobile health technology that has had significant success across the UK and has shown early encouraging results in South Africa (SA). We foresee that recent examples of surgical research collaboratives in SA will continue to promote regional, national and international ‘hub-and-spoke’ models and ultimately increase the South-South collaboration that is urgently needed to diffuse the skills and knowledge required to address the unmet surgical need in sub-Saharan Africa.
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