Table 4.

Recommended approaches to partnerships and research opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa

1. Involve local leaders as collaborators, especially from academia and government.
2. Create partnerships that emphasize training and local capacity building.
3. Conduct prospective research to ensure results are evidence-based.
4. Follow rigorous ethical and research standards, to protect the rights of potentially vulnerable study participants.
5. Train and use local personnel whenever possible, increasing in-country expertise and limiting exportation of samples and data.