NHMRC supports global research to reduce chronic lung diseases

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The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has announced almost $5 million in funding for the prevention and management of chronic lung diseases.

NHMRC participated in a request for research applications from the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD). The GACD is a collaboration of major international public research funding agencies that funds joint research programs to address chronic non-communicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries and in vulnerable populations in high-income countries.

This is the GACD’s third joint activity, funding 16 international research projects on chronic lung diseases. The selected projects reflect the GACD’s focus on research to find the best way to deliver health interventions to affected communities.

NHMRC CEO Professor Anne Kelso said one aim of NHMRC’s participation was to build the evidence base for sound policies on prevention and management of chronic lung diseases in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Two of the projects announced today will support this goal.