The current global COVID-19 pandemic has clearly brought to light that all countries, including low-income and middle-income countries, need robust health research capacity to monitor and manage current and future health challenges. There is a clear research capacity gap between the Global North and Global South and it is closing too slowly, and governments, funders and academic institutions are not investing sufficiently to bridge this chasm. The past year has also shown us that good public health management can be found in the Global South. An equitable partnership in research offers opportunities for joint innovations and mutual capacity development…Readmore