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.

Lung diseases cause a tremendous amount of ill health and premature death globally, particularly in low- and middle-income countries where 90% of deaths due to chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases occur each year. This is why the GACD, as a collective of research funders dedicated to addressing chronic diseases, knew it was an issue that must be tackled. The GACD is extremely proud to be announcing such a ground breaking programme of research focused on finding real solutions to the growing burden of these diseases.

Alain Beaudet, Chair of the GACD and President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Many research projects are conducted through a partnership between investigators in a developed country institution and investigators and institutions in low-­­ and middle-income countries.

Lung diseases programme launch PR

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