Publications and reference list

Below is a list of peer-reviewed articles from the GACD research teams. If you’re unable to access any of the articles, please contact GACD who can then put you in contact with the relevant authors.

Programme reports

GACD Hypertension Programme Report

Joint publications

Concepts & Context Working Group

COUNCIL Initiative

Hypertension Research Programme

Lung Diseases Research Programme

Multimorbidity Working Group

Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases Researchers’ Statement on Multi Morbidity

GACD Project Publications


DM02: Systematic Medical Assessment, Referral and Treatment for Diabetes care using Lay Family Health Promoters – SMART Diabetes

DM04: Community Health Assessment Program in the Philippines (CHAPP)

DM06: iHEALTH-T2D – Family-based intervention to improve healthy lifestyle and prevent Type 2 Diabetes amongst South Asians with central obesity and prediabetes

DM11: Development and validation of software to provide medical treatment and patient empowerment to type 2 diabetics, through interaction with medical staff and real-time recording

DM14: Implementation of foot thermometry and SMS to prevent diabetic foot ulcer

DM15: Bridging Income Generation with Group Integrated Care (BIGPIC)

DM17: Tools and Practices to Reduce CVD and Complications in the Diabetic Population

Hypertension & cardiovascular disease

HT01: Utilizing HIV/AIDS infrastructure as a gateway to chronic care of hypertension in Africa

HT02: Developing an innovative strategy for hypertension detection, treatment and control in two middle income countries, HOPE-4

HT03: DREAM-GLOBAL: Diagnosing hypeRtension – Engaging Action and Management in Getting LOwer Bp in Aboriginal and LMIC

HT04: A school-based education program to reduce salt intake in children and their families

  • He FJ, Ma Y, Feng X, Zhang W, Lin L, Guo X, et al. Effect of salt reduction on iodine status assessed by 24 hour urinary iodine excretion in children and their families in northern China: a substudy of a cluster randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. 2016;6:e011168.
  • Book: “The Technical Manuel of Behavioral Interventions for a School-based Salt Reduction Program Targeting on Primary Students and Families.” Edit by Wu Y, Ma J. Scientific and Technical Documnetation Press 2016.
  • He FJ, Wu Y, Feng XX, Ma J, Ma Y, Wang H et al. School based education programme to reduce salt intake in children and their families (School-EduSalt): cluster randomised controlled trial. BMJ. 2015;350:h770. doi:10.1136/bmj.h770.
  • He FJ, Wu Y, Ma J, Feng X, Wang H, Zhang J, et al. A school-based education programme to reduce salt intake in children and their families (School-EduSalt): protocol of a cluster randomised controlled trial. BMJ open. 2013; 3(7)

HT05: Treating hypertension in rural South Africa: strengthening community-based outreach services for integrated chronic care

HT06: Improving the control of HT in rural India: overcoming the barriers to diagnosis and effective treatment

  • Riddell MA, Joshi R , Oldenburg B, Chow C, Thankappan KR, Mahal A, Thomas N, Srikanth VK, Evans RG, Kartik K, Kamakshi K, Maulik PK, Arabshahi S, Varma RP, Guggilla RK, Suresh O, Mini GK, D’Esposito F, Sathish T, Alim M, Thrift AG. Cluster randomised feasibility trial to improve the Control of Hypertension In Rural India (CHIRI): a study protocol. BMJ Open 2016;6(10):e012404. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012404.

HT07: A smartphone-based clinical decision support system for primary health

HT08: Randomised control trial of early use of a simplified treatment regimen incorporating a half -dose, three-in-one blood pressure lowering pill vs. usual care for improving hypertension control in India

HT09: Developing the evidence base for a national salt reduction program for India

HT10: Cost effectiveness of salt reduction interventions in Pacific Islands

HT11: Launching a salt substitute to reduce blood pressure at the population level in Peru

HT12: Task shifting and blood pressure control – a cluster-randomized trial

HT13: Optimizing linkage and retention to hypertension care in rural areas

HT14: Comprehensive approach to hypertension control

  • He, J., Irazola, V., Mills, K. T., Poggio, R., Beratarrechea, A., Dolan, J., . . . Rubinstein, A. (2017). Effect of a Community Health Worker-Led Multicomponent Intervention on Blood Pressure Control in Low-Income Patients in Argentina: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 318(11), 1016-1025. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.11358
  • Rubinstein, A. L., Irazola, V. E., Calandrelli, M., Chen, C. S., Gutierrez, L., Lanas, F., . . . He, J. (2016). Prevalence, Awareness, Treatment, and Control of Hypertension in the Southern Cone of Latin America. Am J Hypertens, 29(12), 1343-1352. doi:10.1093/ajh/hpw092
  • Mills KT, Rubinstein A, Irazola V, Chen J, Beratarrechea A, Poggio R, et al. Comprehensive approach for hypertension control in low-income populations: rationale and study design for the hypertension control program in Argentina. The American journal of the medical sciences. 2014; 348(2): 139-45

HT15: Tailored Hospital-based Risk Reduction to Impede Vascular Events after Stroke (THRIVES)

Chronic respiratory Diseases

LD02: Tobacco cessation within TB programmes: A ‘real world’ solution for countries with dual burden of disease

LD04: FRESH AIR – Free Respiratory Evaluation and Smoke-exposure reduction by primary Health cAre Integrated gRoups

LD05: EUREST-PLUS: Policy Implementation to Reduce Lung Diseases Funding organisation

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