Accepted Paper:

Local knowledge for a global audience: the stakes of research for Haitian clinicians  

Author:

Pierre Minn (Université de Montréal)

Paper short abstract:

The rise of global health interventions designed in and directed from the North has led to increased demand to data gathered and produced in the South. This paper will examine the multiple stakes of conducting research for Haitian clinicians.

Paper long abstract:

The rise of global health interventions designed in and directed from the North has led to increased demand to data gathered and produced in the South. This increase has in turn led to increased pressure on and incentives for clinicians in resource-poort settings to conduct research. Based on an ethnographic study conducted in Haitian universities and hospitals between 2013 and 2016, this paper will examine the multiple stakes of conducting research for Haitian clinicians. I will describe how research conducted by Haitian clinicians offers not only the promise of improved health programs and services for Haitian patients, but also the potental for professional advancement and by extension, opportunities for emigration for the Haitian clinicians themselves. The transnational movements of research methods and ways of knowing have crossed certain boundaries but have also created and reinforced others. Understanding them is essential to developing critical and engaged perspectives on global health, health inequalities and resource disparities.

Panel MB-MT07
Movement of medical knowledge & practice: crossing borders and constructing boundaries in a global world