Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases commits at least USD 50 million into Cancer Prevention

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The sixth GACD funding call into primary and secondary cancer prevention has launched. This year twelve of the world’s largest public health research funding agencies will contribute to the GACD Call.

“The unique nature of the GACD allows us to fund implementation science to advance creative and diverse approaches to cancer prevention in many regions of the world. Successful applicants will join an established network of over 900 NCD researchers who are sharing ideas and benefitting from the experience of this influential global network of implementation scientists.”

Jennifer Gunning, Chair GACD Programme Subcommittee

The GACD is an alliance of international funding agencies representing over 80 % of the world’s public health research funding and the first collaboration of its kind to specifically address non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The GACD supports implementation science to improve health outcomes.

The burden of cancer is growing in populations worldwide. Adopting effective, evidence-based interventions has been central to cancer control in many high income countries. Yet in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and other low-resource settings (vulnerable populations in high-income countries (HICs)), basic cancer prevention and care strategies may be under used or have had limited impact as a result of poor implementation.

In its current GACD Call twelve alliance members will together tackle cancer prevention. The call will focus on implementation research proposals for the primary and secondary prevention of cancer in LMICs and/or in populations facing conditions of vulnerability in HICs.

The GACD is an alliance of international funding agencies. Our member organisations include:

  • Secretariat of Government of Health (MinSal), Argentina
  • National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australia
  • National Council of Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Brazil
  • São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), Brazil
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Canada
  • Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS), China
  • European Commission (EC), EU
  • Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India
  • Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED), Japan
  • Health Research Council (HRC), New Zealand
  • South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), South Africa
  • Health Systems Research Institute (HSRI), Thailand
  • Medical Research Council (MRC), United Kingdom
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA

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