Our key research areas
We fund, develop and facilitate innovate research collaborations between low- and middle-income and high-income countries in the fight against chronic diseases.
What are NCDs?
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), also known as chronic diseases, are not passed from person to person and are of long duration and generally of slow progression. The five main types of NCDs are cardiovascular diseases (e.g. heart attacks and stroke), certain cancers, chronic respiratory diseases (e.g. chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma), type 2 diabetes, and mental disorders.
Find out more about NCDs with our fact sheet.
Focus on implementation research
GACD funded research aims to contribute to the area of implementation science and address the significant knowledge gap between interventions that research has shown to be effective, and their delivery to communities and translation into practice. Learn more about implementation science here.