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BBC Conversation with GACD Chair

GACD Chair Glenda Gray discusses her work at the forefront of HIV Research and Chronic Diseases with the BBC's Conversation programme.  Listen to the audio here.

Published: Aug 7, 2017 4:29:46 PM

Job opportunity: Research Assistant [deadline 24 July 2017]

The GACD Secretariat are advertising a 12 month contract (part-time) to join the team as a Research Assistant to work on developing the GACD Hypertension End of Programme Report. The report will detail the experiences of various GACD stakeholders, results of the 15 hypertension studies funded through the GACD, additional relevant studies on hypertension in low- and middle-income countries, and the GACD contribution to the field of implementation science.

Published: Jul 7, 2017 10:43:50 AM

GACD Welcomes New Zealand

New Zealand's Health Research Council has been welcomed as the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases' fourteenth member, at the GACD's biannual board meeting at the Wellcome Trust in London.

Published: Jun 7, 2017 4:30:14 PM

GACD Lung Diseases Research Programme Co-chairs 

Congratulations to Kamran Siddiqi (United Kingdom) and Muralidhar Kulkarni (India) on their election as Co-chairs of the GACD Lung Diseases Research Programme. 

Published: Apr 10, 2017 12:13:10 PM

GACD welcomes new Chair for 2017

The Board of the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) has welcomed its new Chair, Professor Glenda Gray, CEO and President of the South African Medical Research Council. Professor Gray is succeeding Dr Alain Beaudet from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, and will officially become GACD Chair on 1 April 2017.

Published: Mar 31, 2017 11:25:32 AM

GACD mental health call open

The Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) has opened its fourth research call. The alliance will be funding research into mental health. The call is ambitious in scale and size and will be supported by the majority of GACD member funding agencies. For the first time, many of them will be accepting applications through a common submissions portal, which will be a first for the GACD.

Published: Dec 19, 2016 3:13:14 PM

Spotlight on Professor Nancy Edwards

The GACD’s Management Committee plays a critical role in developing the nuts and bolts of the Alliance’s output. The thirteen members from each agency across the globe meet monthly by teleconference and shape the output of our work. From humble beginnings in 2012 of just four members to its current group of thirteen strong, Nancy Edwards has played a critical role in its development. From volunteer nurse in Sierra Leone to Scientific Director of the Institutes of Public and Population Health at Canada’s Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), Nancy shares her personal reflections and influences in conversation with the GACD’s Rosie Bartlett.

Published: Dec 14, 2016 10:48:27 AM

Joint publications

Rajesh Vedanthan was in early 2016 invited by the editors of a special theme issue of Cardiology Clinics journal (dedicated to global health) to put together a piece describing innovative approaches to hypertension control in LMICs.  The PIs of the GACD hypertension research projects were then invited by Rajesh to contribute to this manuscript according to the following themes:

Published: Nov 25, 2016 12:17:56 PM

Annual Scientific Meeting 2016 - Sydney, Australia

The GACD's 5th Annual Scientific Meeting took place in Sydney, Australia from 17-21 October 2016, with Australia's National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) serving as gracious hosts.

Published: Oct 21, 2016 4:36:46 AM

GACD Lung Diseases Programme Launch 2016


The Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases has announced its successful grantees, at a reception hosted by the Canadian Embassy in London. Members will be funding over thirteen international research projects in more than 30 countries, representing over USD 55 million of international funding.  

Published: Sep 27, 2016 2:11:35 PM

Brazil joins the GACD

Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases welcomes Brazil as new member

Published: Aug 24, 2016 3:51:42 PM

GACD: A look to the future

Five years on from its birth, the GACD has become an established organisation with an international reach and a global voice. As the GACD grows and matures, we sought the views of past, present and future Chairs, to reflect on what has been achieved to date, assess the challenges of the future, and give their vision for GACD’s long term direction.

Published: Aug 22, 2016 11:03:45 AM

GACD welcomes Japan

The Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases welcomes Japan’s Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) as its newest member.

Published: Jun 29, 2016 2:49:41 PM