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Alliance members

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.

Argentina

Argentina’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation (MINCYT)

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.

Australia

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

The National Health and Medical Research Council is a founding member. The Chief Executive, Prof Anne Kelso is a GACD Board member.

Brazil

São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)

São Paulo Research Foundation – FAPESP, is GACD's newest member in 2016. It's Scientific Director, Prof Britto is the GACD Board member.

Canada

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

The Canadian Institute of Health Research is a founding member and the President, Dr Alain Beaudet, is the current GACD Board Chair.

China

Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS)

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).

EU

Research & Innovation DG, European Commission (EC)

The Health Directorate of the Research & Innovation Directorate General at the European Commission is a GACD member. Dr Line Matthiessen, Director of the Health Directorate, sits on the GACD Board.

India

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

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

Japan’s Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED)

Japan joined GACD as a member in 2016. The President of AMED, Dr Suematsu is the GACD Board member. 

Mexico

The National Institute of Medical Science and Nutrition Salvador Zubiran

Dr Guillermo Ruiz-Palacios, Director of Mexico’s National Institutes of Health sits on the GACD Board.

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Health Research Council, New Zealand (HRC)

Professor Kathryn McPherson, Executive Director of New Zealand's HRC sits on the GACD Board.

South Africa

South African Medical Research Council (SA MRC)

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.

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Health Systems Research Institute, Thailand

Dr Peerapol Sutiwisesak, Director of Thailand's Health Systems Research Institute sits on the GACD Board.

UK

Medical Research Council, UK (MRC)

The UK Medical Research Council is a founding member. Dr Mark Palmer, Head of International Strategy is a GACD Board member. 

USA

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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.