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Global Health Mentoring Toolkits: A Scoping Review Relevant for Low- and Middle-Income Country Institutions.

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Hansoti, Bhakti, Kalbarczyk, Anna, Hosseinipour, Mina C, Prabhakaran, Dorairaj, Tucker, Joseph D, Nachega, Jean, Wallis, Lee, Stiles, Jonathan K, Wynn, Adriane and Morroni, Chelsea ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2026-6039 (2019) 'Global Health Mentoring Toolkits: A Scoping Review Relevant for Low- and Middle-Income Country Institutions.'. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Vol 100, Issue S1, pp. 48-53.

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Abstract

Capacity building in low- and middle-income country (LMIC) institutions hinges on the delivery of effective mentorship. This study presents an overview of mentorship toolkits applicable to LMIC institutions identified through a scoping review. A scoping review approach was used to 1) map the extent, range, and nature of mentorship resources and tools available and 2) to identify knowledge gaps in the current literature. To identify toolkits, we collected and analyzed data provided online that met the following criteria: written in English and from organizations and individuals involved in global health mentoring. We searched electronic databases, including PubMed, Web of Science, and Google Scholar, and Google search engine. Once toolkits were identified, we extracted the available tools and mapped them to pre-identified global health competencies. Only three of the 18 identified toolkits were developed specifically for the LMIC context. Most toolkits focused on individual mentor-mentee relationships. Most focused on the domains of communication and professional development. Fewer toolkits focused on ethics, overcoming resource limitations, and fostering institutional change. No toolkits discussed strategies for group mentoring or how to adapt existing tools to a local context. There is a paucity of mentoring resources specifically designed for LMIC settings. We identified several toolkits that focus on aspects of individual mentor-mentee relationships that could be adapted to local contexts. Future work should focus on adaptation and the development of tools to support institutional change and capacity building for mentoring.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health > WA 30 Socioeconomic factors in public health (General)
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 395 Health in developing countries
WA Public Health > Health Administration and Organization > WA 530 International health administration
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > Clinical Sciences Department
Clinical Sciences & International Health > International Public Health Department
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.18-0563
Depositing User: Stacy Murtagh
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2018 10:53
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2019 10:51
URI: http://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/9761

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