Leading research collaborations on chronic diseases

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Leading research collaborations on chronic diseases worldwide

Our key areas

We fund, develop and facilitate innovative research collaborations between low- and middle-income and high-income countries in the fight against chronic diseases.

Heart Disease

Heart disease

Heart disease is a major contributor to the growing global pandemic of cardiovascular disease and stroke.



One in ten of the world’s population will have type 2 diabetes by 2035. 

Lung Disease

Lung diseases

Chronic lung diseases such as asthma, lung cancer, and chronic pulmonary obstructive disease.

Mental Illnesses

Mental illnesses

Mental disorders represent an ever-increasing burden, to all ages of the population, challenging mental health and health systems. 



A leading cause of chronic-disease related death in the world. More than 30% of cancers are preventable.

Find out more about the GACD funding agencies that contribute to the fight against chronic diseases.

See what our researchers are working on

Our dedicated teams are involved in many research projects around the globe

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Diagnosing Hypertension in Aboriginal and LMICs

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Canada, Tanzania


Family Intervention to Prevent Diabetes with Obesity

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UK, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka


Policy to Reduce Lung Diseases

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Germany, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Spain

Visit our projects page to see all current GACD research activities.

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