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Rebuilding research capacity in fragile states : The case of a Somali–Swedish global health initiative

Dalmar, Abdirisak Ahmed; Hussein, Abdullahi Sheik; Walhad, Said Ahmed; Ibrahim, Abdirashid Omer; Abdi, Abshir Ali; Ali, Mohamed Khalid; Ereg, Derie Ismail; Egal, Khadra Ali; Shirwa, Abdulkadir Mohamed and Hussain Aden, Mohamed, et al. (2017) In Global Health Action 10(1). p.1-8
Abstract

This paper presents an initiative to revive the previous Somali–Swedish Research Cooperation, which started in 1981 and was cut short by the civil war in Somalia. A programme focusing on research capacity building in the health sector is currently underway through the work of an alliance of three partner groups: six new Somali universities, five Swedish universities, and Somali diaspora professionals. Somali ownership is key to the sustainability of the programme, as is close collaboration with Somali health ministries. The programme aims to develop a model for working collaboratively across regions and cultural barriers within fragile states, with the goal of creating hope and energy. It is based on the conviction that health research... (More)

This paper presents an initiative to revive the previous Somali–Swedish Research Cooperation, which started in 1981 and was cut short by the civil war in Somalia. A programme focusing on research capacity building in the health sector is currently underway through the work of an alliance of three partner groups: six new Somali universities, five Swedish universities, and Somali diaspora professionals. Somali ownership is key to the sustainability of the programme, as is close collaboration with Somali health ministries. The programme aims to develop a model for working collaboratively across regions and cultural barriers within fragile states, with the goal of creating hope and energy. It is based on the conviction that health research has a key role in rebuilding national health services and trusted institutions.

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  abstract     = {<p>This paper presents an initiative to revive the previous Somali–Swedish Research Cooperation, which started in 1981 and was cut short by the civil war in Somalia. A programme focusing on research capacity building in the health sector is currently underway through the work of an alliance of three partner groups: six new Somali universities, five Swedish universities, and Somali diaspora professionals. Somali ownership is key to the sustainability of the programme, as is close collaboration with Somali health ministries. The programme aims to develop a model for working collaboratively across regions and cultural barriers within fragile states, with the goal of creating hope and energy. It is based on the conviction that health research has a key role in rebuilding national health services and trusted institutions.</p>},
  author       = {Dalmar, Abdirisak Ahmed and Hussein, Abdullahi Sheik and Walhad, Said Ahmed and Ibrahim, Abdirashid Omer and Abdi, Abshir Ali and Ali, Mohamed Khalid and Ereg, Derie Ismail and Egal, Khadra Ali and Shirwa, Abdulkadir Mohamed and Hussain Aden, Mohamed and Yusuf, Marian Warsame and Abdi, Yakoub Aden and Freij, Lennart and Johansson, Annika and Mohamud, Khalif Bile and Abdulkadir, Yusuf and Emmelin, Maria and Eriksen, Jaran and Erlandsson, Kerstin and Gustafsson, Lars L. and Ivarsson, Anneli and Klingberg-Allvin, Marie and Kinsman, John and Källestål, Carina and Målqvist, Mats and Osman, Fatumo and Persson, Lars Åke and Sahlén, Klas Göran and Wall, Stig},
  issn         = {1654-9716},
  keyword      = {Diaspora,Fragile states,Health research training,Health systems,Somalia},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {1--8},
  publisher    = {Co-action Publishing},
  series       = {Global Health Action},
  title        = {Rebuilding research capacity in fragile states : The case of a Somali–Swedish global health initiative},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/16549716.2017.1348693},
  volume       = {10},
  year         = {2017},
}