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How does the GACD approach chronic diseases?

This is a video outlining the GACD, an alliance of research funders jointly funding practical research into life style diseases or NCDs (Heart, lung, diabetes, mental health and some cancers). GACD research takes place in low income settings and vulnerable populations.

The Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) is a collection of the world’s biggest public research funding agencies

We fund joint programmes into life-style related or chronic diseases (cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, certain cancers, lung diseases and mental health).

The alliance coordinates and supports research activities that address the prevention and treatment of NCDs or chronic non-communicable diseases, on a global scale. NCDs account for 60% of deaths globally. Our multi-country, multi-disciplinary research focuses in particular on the needs of low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where 80% of deaths from chronic diseases occur. We also focus on research with vulnerable populations of more developed countries.

A pioneering collaboration

The GACD is the first collaboration of major research funding agencies to specifically address chronic non-communicable diseases. Together, the members of the alliance represent 80% of public health research funding worldwide. Our international Secretariat is based at the UCL Institute for Global Health in London, UK.

Further information

The GACD is the first collaboration of major research funding agencies to specifically address chronic non-communicable diseases. Together, the members of the alliance represent 80% of public health research funding worldwide. Our international Secretariat is based at the UCL Institute for Global Health in London, UK.

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