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Promoting Equity in Global Health Research

Two female researchers in surgical masks in lab work with microscope Photo credit: David Rochkind Fogarty applauds the global dialogue around increased equity in global health research and seeks to better understand the challenges and barriers to equitable research. For purposes of this effort, “equitable research” is defined as research collaboration that is inclusive, elevates underrepresented voices and groups, and demonstrates fairness of opportunity and fair process. In practice, equity in global research may be achieved through collaborations based on true partnership, shared leadership, joint applications and publications, and the inclusion of previously disadvantaged individuals as research partners. Fogarty/Center for Global Health Studies and our NIH partners are exploring opportunities to further encourage and facilitate research that is conducted equitably, in true partnership with collaborators and for the benefit of all participants.

RFI on Promoting Equity in Global Health Research

Simone Badal in the labPhoto credit: University of the West Indies

The Fogarty International Center and seven partner Institutes and Centers requested input on approaches NIH might take to promote greater equity in global health research conducted in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in May 2022.

Thank you to all the respondents who provided thoughtful and informative feedback in response to the RFI on Promoting Equity in Global Health Research. We received a total of 186 responses and have been engaged in a methodical review of each individual response to ensure full consideration of all ideas and points of view.  We are consolidating all input into specific, potential next steps for consideration by the Fogarty International Center, our partner Institutes and Centers that participated in the RFI, and ultimately all of NIH.


Summary report on responses

The information collected in the responses was analyzed and categorized into three main areas: barriers and challenges, key thematic areas, and recommended strategies and solutions.

Read the full NIH Report on Request for Information on Promoting Equity in Global Health Research


Questions may be sent to Blythe.Beecroft@nih.gov.

NIH Working Group on Promoting Equity in Global Health Research

  • FIC
  • NCI
  • NHLBI
  • NIAID
  • NICHD
  • NIEHS
  • NIMH
  • NINDS

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Updated June 28, 2023