Strong Global South (GS) health research leadership, itself both dependent on and a requisite for strong health research systems, is essential to generate locally relevant research and ensure that evidence is translated into policy and practice. Strong GS health research systems and leadership are important for health development and in turn for strong health systems.
However, many GS countries struggle to produce research and to improve performance on widely used research metrics measuring productivity and reflecting leadership. Drawing on literature from a rapid review, this viewpoint paper considers the barriers to GS health research leadership and proposes strategies to address these challenges.
The article Barriers to sustainable health research leadership in the Global South: Time for a Grand Bargain on localization of research leadership? was first published in Health Research Policy and Systems on December 19, 2022. Download the article here [opens in a new window].
First author Marian Abouzeid is a CHL Research Affiliate.