GACD members are publicly funded agencies whose primary objective is to fund health research and who contribute to the support of Alliance infrastructure and research programmes through finance and management.
Mariano Jordan, National Director of Institutional Cooperation and Integration at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, is one of our newest GACD Board members.
The National Health and Medical Research Council is a founding member. The Chief Executive, Prof Anne Kelso is a GACD Board member.
São Paulo Research Foundation – FAPESP, is GACD's newest member in 2016. It's Scientific Director, Prof Britto is the GACD Board member.
The Canadian Institute of Health Research is a founding member and the President, Dr Alain Beaudet, is the current GACD Board Chair.
The Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences is a founding member and the President, Prof Xuetao Cao, is the Past Chair of the GACD Board (2013-15).
The Health Directorate of the Research & Innovation Directorate General at the European Commission is a GACD member. Dr Ruxandra Draghia-Akli, Director of the Health Directorate, sits on the GACD Board.
The Indian Council of Medical Research joined GACD as its second low- and middle-income country member. The Director General, Dr Soumya Swaminathan is a GACD Board member.
Japan joined GACD as a member in 2016. The President of AMED, Dr Suematsu is the GACD Board member.
Dr Guillermo Ruiz-Palacios, Director of Mexico’s National Institutes of Health sits on the GACD Board.
The South African Medical Research council brings important representation from the African continent to the GACD. Prof Glenda Gray, President of the South African MRC, is a GACD Board member.
Dr Peerapol Sutiwisesak, Director of Thailand's Health Systems Research Institute sits on the GACD Board.
The UK Medical Research Council is a founding member. Dr Mark Palmer, Head of International Strategy is a GACD Board member.
The NIH is a founding member of GACD. We work specifically with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institute of Mental Health (NIHM) and the Fogarty International Center (FIC). Dr Roger Glass, Director of the Fogarty International Center, is a GACD Board member.