Associate members

Supporting GACD infrastructure and research programmes through finance and management

GACD associate 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 Health and Social Development, Argentina.

    Dr Raúl Mejia is the Director of Health Research at the Ministry of Health

  • National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia

    NHMRC http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/ Australia

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

  • São Paulo Research Foundation, Brazil

    FAPESP http://www.fapesp.br/en/ Brazil

    São Paulo Research Foundation – FAPESP, joined the GACD in 2016. It’s Scientific Director, Prof Brito is the GACD Strategy Board member.

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research

    The Canadian Institute of Health Research is a founding member of the GACD and its President, Dr Michael Strong is a GACD Strategy Board member.

  • Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences

    The Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS) is a founding member, and its President Dr Chen Wang is a GACD Strategy Board Member.

  • Research & Innovation DG, European Commission

    The Health Directorate of the Research & Innovation Directorate General at the European Commission is a GACD associate member. Dr Barbara Kerstiëns is the Head of Unit responsible for non-communicable diseases and the challenge of healthy ageing and sits on the GACD Strategy Board.

  • Indian Council of Medical Research

    The Indian Council of Medical Research joined GACD as its second low- and middle-income country associate member. Professor Balram Bhargava, Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is a GACD Strategy Board Member.

  • Agency for Medical Research and Development, Japan

    Japan joined GACD as an associate member in 2016. The President of AMED, Dr Makoto Suematsu is the GACD Strategy Board member.

  • Mexico's National Institutes of Health

    Dr Alejandro Mohar, Commissioner of Mexico’s National Institutes of Health sits on the GACD Strategy Board.

  • Health Research Council, New Zealand

    HRC http://www.hrc.govt.nz/ New Zealand

    New Zealand’s Health Research Council joined GACD in 2017, and Prof Kathryn McPherson, Executive Director of New Zealand’s HRC sits on the GACD Strategy Board.

  • South African Medical Research Council

    SAMRC http://www.mrc.ac.za/home.htm South Africa

    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 Strategy Board member.

  • Health Systems Research Institute, Thailand

    Dr Nopporn Cheanklin, Director of Thailand’s Health Systems Research Institute sits on the GACD Strategy Board.

  • UK Medical Research Council

    MRC http://www.mrc.ac.uk/index.htm United Kingdom

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

  • US National Institutes of Health

    NIH http://www.nih.gov/ United States

    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 Strategy Board member.

  • National Council of Scientific and Technological Development, Brazil

    CNPq http://www.cnpq.br/ Brazil

    Prof Joao Luiz Filgueiras de Azevedo, President of the National Council of Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) is a member of the GACD Strategy Board.

  • National Institute on Drug Abuse

    NIDA https://www.drugabuse.gov/ United States

    National Institute on Drug Abuse is part of the United States Institutes of Health (NIH).

  • National Institute for Mental Health

    National Institute for Mental Health are part of the National Institutes for Health (NIH).

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