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Challenges and strategies for biomedical researchers returning to low- and middle-income countries after training

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dc.contributor.author Ahmed, Ayman
dc.contributor.author Daily, Johanna P.
dc.contributor.author Lescano, Andres G.
dc.contributor.author Golightly, Linnie M.
dc.contributor.author Fasina, Abiola
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-14T00:00:52Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-14T00:00:52Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/8216
dc.description.abstract The brain drain of professionals from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to developed countries is well documented and partially due to the challenges faced by biomedical researchers to establish themselves back at home, after training abroad. These challenges may result in the loss of highly trained individuals from LMICs and reduce the availability of local expertise to develop/inform best practices in health care and to direct locally relevant research. The path of training of LMIC researchers in high-income countries is well documented. However, strategies for a successful reintegration of biomedical researchers back to their home research institutions in LMICs are less clear. We report observations of workshops addressing repatriation needs of researchers returning to their home countries after training abroad during the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) 2017 and 2018 annual meetings. Strategies proposed include maintaining connections with the home research institution, ideally through collaborations, planning 18 months ahead before returning with grants applications submitted, and engaging in networking throughout the training period. In addition to presenting our observations, we hope to build a network to facilitate this process, compile resources, and identify expertise within the ASTMH to develop robust strategies to allow young biomedical researchers to flourish in LMICs. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
dc.relation.ispartof urn:issn:1476-1645
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject Humans en_US
dc.subject Latin America en_US
dc.subject Delivery of Health Care en_US
dc.subject Developing Countries en_US
dc.subject Health Resources en_US
dc.subject Africa South of the Sahara en_US
dc.subject Biomedical Research/economics/education en_US
dc.subject Career Choice en_US
dc.subject Research Personnel/education en_US
dc.subject Tropical Medicine/economics/education en_US
dc.title Challenges and strategies for biomedical researchers returning to low- and middle-income countries after training en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.19-0674
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.03.06 es_PE
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.03.06

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