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Building Research Capacity in Africa: Equity and Global Health Collaborations

  • Kathryn M. Chu mail,

    kathryn_chu@yahoo.com

    Affiliation: Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Department of Surgery, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Sudha Jayaraman,

    Affiliation: Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Richmond, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Patrick Kyamanywa,

    Affiliation: University of Rwanda, School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Butare, Rwanda

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  • Georges Ntakiyiruta

    Affiliation: University of Rwanda, School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Butare, Rwanda

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  • Published: March 11, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001612

About the Authors

Kathryn M. Chu
Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Department of Surgery, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Sudha Jayaraman
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Richmond, Virginia, United States of America
Patrick Kyamanywa, Georges Ntakiyiruta
University of Rwanda, School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Butare, Rwanda

Corresponding Author

Email: kathryn_chu@yahoo.com

Competing Interests

KC is a member of the Editorial Board of PLOS Medicine. The other authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: KC SJ. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: KC SJ PK GN. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: KC SJ PW GN. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: KC SJ PW GN.