The Center for Global Health Collaboration (CGHC) serves as a global technical resource center designed to improve the chances that the multi-organization and multi-sectoral collaborations needed to address today's health and development problems will be successful. The Center grew out of an initial research project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Rockefeller Foundation to investigate practical lessons from those with experience working in coalitions in global health.
One of the results of CGHC research is the newly released book: Real Collaboration: What it Takes for Global Health to Succeed (University of California Press, February 2010). Essential reading for those who work in global health, this practical handbook focuses on what might be the most important lesson of the last fifty years: that collaboration is the best way to make health resources count for disadvantaged people around the world. Designed as a learning resource to catalyze fresh thinking, Real Collaboration draws from case studies of teams struggling to combat smallpox, river blindness, polio, and other health threats. In honest appraisals, participants share their missteps as well as their successes. Based on these stories, as well as on analyses of many other enterprises, this accessible, engaging book distills the critical factors that can increase the likelihood of success for those who are launching or managing a new partnership.
For a recent review of the book, click here.