Guest edited by Andrew Jones
What role can ‘Health partnerships’ play in addressing the disparities that exist in the availability of trained health personnel globally? Often operating under the radar, a vast network of partnerships exist between healthcare delivery or training institutions in high-income countries, and their low- or middle-income counterparts. These peer-to-peer collaborations draw on a multitude of training approaches to build the capacity and expertise of the health workforce within a particular institution and can also broaden into more integrated support for health systems such as national and institutional health strategies, standards and protocols. This new series published in Globalization and Health, looks at the concept of international twinning relationships and seeks to engage critically with their experiences; assessing the choices, influences, and relationships that determine their success, or otherwise, in strengthening human resources for health, and ultimately improving health services globally.
The Tropical Health & Education Trust (THET), has been working with health partnerships for 25 years and has been at the forefront of efforts to facilitate the growth of this approach. THET has funded the publication charges for this collection of eligible institutional health partnerships. Articles have undergone the journal’s standard peer-review process overseen by the Guest Editor.