Fascinating overlap from researchers across Globe by HedtGauthier et al (Academic promotion policies and equity in global health collaborations. Lancet 2018; 392: 1608–09) and Abimbola (The foreign gaze: authorship in academic global health. BMJ Global Health 2019;4:e002068) and our latest Sibai et al (North-South inequities in research collaboration in humanitarian and conflict contexts. Lancet 2019; 394:1597-600). Unethical inequitable practices continue. Action is needed.