June 26

Global health partnerships are often thought of as being between institutions in high-income nations and institutions in low-or low-middle-income countries (LLMICs). Yet, a top priority for institutions in LLMICs is to build collaborations with institutions in other LLMICs. Such partnerships are powerful due to similarities shared by organizations across language, infrastructure, resources, culture, and needs. Building these collaborations is a neglected opportunity that can create durable outcomes that meet the needs of LLMICS. This panel of global experts shared with the audience why these partnerships can be highly effective, the gaps that exist in creating them, their benefits, how they can be created and innovations in strengthening and retaining training capacity in LLMICS. This was followed by a Q and A with the online audience.


Nelson Sewankambo, MBChB, MMed, MSc, FRCP, LLD (Hon)
Professor Emeritus
College of Health Sciences
Makerere University

Ximena P. Garzon-Villalba MD, PhD, CPH
Dean of Public Health
Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Former Minister of Health

Harriet Mayanja-Kizza, MBChB, MMed, MSc, FACP
Former Dean of Medicine
Makerere University


Keith Martin MD, PC
Executive Director
Consortium of Universities for Global Health