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Table 5 Priorities and pitfalls in creating durable and productive partnerships

From: A Global Health Research Checklist for clinicians

Priorities Pitfalls
Mutual benefit Not understanding partner priorities or imposing external priorities
Mutual investment/involvement Not engaging key stakeholders as a voice in the “decision making” process
Identify funding and mobilization of resources Wasting recipient hospital or country resources
Minimize inequity Unilateral interest
Find a local champion Not understanding or identifying unique barriers to specific champions and/or research in partnering countries
Promote local ownership “One size fits all mentality”
Partner capacity building Sustainability of programs or projects
Relationship building Lack of trust and transparency in partnerships
Understanding the political and legal landscape Not discussing these issues with local partner and institution