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The Global Paediatric Surgery Network maintains a list of all current partnerships around the world.  The hope is that surgeons working in the same regions can work together to maximize their impact and to avoid duplicated efforts.  Click here to see our list of Current Partnerships.

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Below are listed some of the known established academic collaborations between institutions in high-income countries with their counterparts in low- and middle-income countries.

General Information

THET (Tropical Health and Education Trust), based in the UK, aims to improve health services in developing countries through strengthening long-term capacity via Health Links (

International Health Links Manual, by Maia Gedde at THET, provides detailed advice on how to form Health Links (or partnerships), including a sample Memorandum of Understanding, Do's and Don'ts, and other resources.

Information on Health Links, by Miss Kokila Lakhoo, provides a summary of types of partnerships and how to develop them (Click here to download pdf file).

The Global Health Education Consortium (GHEC) is a non-profit organization with vast resources for students and residents (as well as practicing physicians) who are interested in working in global health.  There are links to bibliographies and learning modules, free for those at affiliated institutions, and at a nominal annual fee for others.

Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) standardizes curricula and competencies for global health and facilitates mutual exchange between institutions in rich and poor countries.

North American University Global Health Programs is a list of all known formal global health exchange programs.

The Dramatic Expansion of University Engagement in Global Health, by the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, summarizes recent trends and outlines policy implications.

Sample Memorandum of Understanding, by Ai-Xuan Holterman (Click here to download pdf file)

Specific Programs

Cincinnati Children's Hospital International Medical Education Exchange Program promotes partnerships with institutions in developing countries, training physicians, surgeons, nurses, and ancillary hospital workers.

Global Partners in Anesthesia and Surgery is a collaborative effort between professionals at UCSF, University of Toronto, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Makerere University's Mulago Hospital, aimed at improving the quality of perioperative care in the developing world (


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