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.
Secretariat of Government of Health, Argentina
Dr Raúl Mejia is the Director of Health Research at the Ministry of Health
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 currently the Chair of the GACD Strategy Board.
São Paulo Research Foundation, 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.
Directorate General - Research & Innovation, 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.
Health Research Council, 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
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
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
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
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.