Conceptual Framework of Mentoring in Low- and Middle-Income Countries to Advance Global Health

Shailendra Prasad, Elizabeth Sopdie, David Meya, Katheryne Kalbarczyk, Patricia J. Garcia

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Although mentoring is not a common practice in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), there is a strong need for it. Conceptual frameworks provide the structure to design, study, and problem-solve complex phenomena. Following four workshops in South America, Asia, and Africa, and borrowing on theoretical models from higher education, this article proposes two conceptual frameworks of mentoring in LMICs. In the first model, we propose to focus the mentor-mentee relationship and interactions, and in the second, we look at mentoring activities from a mentees' perspective. Our models emphasize the importance of an ongoing dynamic between the mentor and mentee that is mutually beneficial. It also emphasizes the need for institutions to create enabling environments that encourage mentorship. We expect that these frameworks will help LMIC institutions to design new mentoring programs, clarify expectations, and analyze problems with existing mentoring programs. Our models, while being framed in the context of global health, have the potential for wider application geographically and across disciplines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-14
Number of pages6
JournalThe American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Volume100
Issue number1
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StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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Conceptual Framework of Mentoring in Low- and Middle-Income Countries to Advance Global Health. / Prasad, Shailendra; Sopdie, Elizabeth; Meya, David; Kalbarczyk, Katheryne; Garcia, Patricia J.

In: The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, Vol. 100, No. 1, 01.01.2019, p. 9-14.

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Prasad, Shailendra ; Sopdie, Elizabeth ; Meya, David ; Kalbarczyk, Katheryne ; Garcia, Patricia J. / Conceptual Framework of Mentoring in Low- and Middle-Income Countries to Advance Global Health. In: The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene. 2019 ; Vol. 100, No. 1. pp. 9-14.
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