image of Building Public Health Capacity through a Sustainable South–South–North Training Program
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


Capacity building in public health is an urgent global priority. Recently, there has been an increasing emphasis on South–South and triangular cooperation. We describe our experience with a public health training collaboration between Peru and Bolivia, with Peru providing capacity building and expertise to Bolivia, while receiving supportive funding and training from the United States. This collaboration has led to a groundswell of research on clinically significant diseases, outreach to more than 800 scientists, several dozen publications, and the start of four institutional review boards. South–South and South–South–North collaborations should publish their experiences, and Northern funding organizations should consider funding such collaborations.

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  • Received : 10 Apr 2020
  • Accepted : 23 Jul 2020
  • Published online : 08 Sep 2020
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