Supporting Alliance infrastructure and research programmes through finance and management
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.
Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, Argentina
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.
National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia
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, Brazil
São Paulo Research Foundation – FAPESP, joined the GACD in 2016. It’s Scientific Director, Prof Britto is the GACD Board member.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
The Canadian Institute of Health Research is a founding member and the President, Dr Alain Beaudet, is the current GACD Board Chair.
Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences
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).
Research & Innovation DG, European Commission
The Health Directorate of the Research & Innovation Directorate General at the European Commission is a GACD member. Dr. Barbara Kerstiëns, MD, MPH is the Head of Unit responsible for Non-communicable diseases and the challenge of healthy ageing and sits on the GACD Board.
Indian Council of Medical Research
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.
Agency for Medical Research and Development, Japan
Japan joined GACD as a member in 2016. The President of AMED, Dr Makoto Suematsu is the GACD Board member.
The National Institute of Medical Science and Nutrition Salvador Zubiran, Mexico
Dr Guillermo Ruiz-Palacios, Director of Mexico’s National Institutes of Health sits on the GACD Board.
Health Research Council, New Zealand
New Zealand’s Health Research Council joined GACD in 2017, and Professor Kathryn McPherson, Executive Director of New Zealand’s HRC sits on the GACD Board.
South African Medical Research Council
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.
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
The UK Medical Research Council is a founding member. Dr Mark Palmer, Head of International Strategy is a GACD Board member.
US National Institutes of Health
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.