The Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) supports international and interdisciplinary collaborations in research, focusing on chronic non-communicable diseases.
Particular emphasis is placed on cardiovascular diseases (mainly heart disease and stroke), chronic respiratory conditions, type 2 diabetes, and several cancers. Work of the GACD will focus in particular on the needs of Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) and on low income populations in more developed countries.
Current members of the GACD include: the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Medical Research Councils (MRC) of the United Kingdom and South Africa, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States, and the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS).
Request for Applications for Research on Hypertension in Low and Middle Income Countries for funding in 2012
In 2011, NHMRC participated in the first GACD joint initiative: a call for research on hypertension in low and middle income countries. NHMRC committed $5 million to research on the implementation of programs designed to control and prevent hypertension and reduce the associated disease burden in target communities.
Grants were awarded for teams of researchers looking to build on previous research that has examined the efficacy of preventative and control-based approaches. Funding was provided for up to three years.
NHMRC will inform the research community of future GACD calls for research on the website.
Further information on the GACD can be found on the GACD website at: www.gacd.org
or by contacting:
Programs and Partnerships
Phone: 02 6217 9412