EUREST PLUS is a European Commission Horizon2020-HCO-2014-2015 funded project, – Directorate General for Research & Innovation- for non-communicable diseases and the challenge of healthy ageing under the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (Grant Agreement number: 681109).
Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD)
The Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) is an alliance of international research funding agencies that institutes, facilitates and supports joint research activities on chronic, non-communicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and in vulnerable and indigenous communities in high- income countries (HICs)1. With a focus on implementation research, the coordinated multi-country, multi-disciplinary research aims to contribute to the development and sharing of the evidence base for use by policymakers and others to draft and implement strategies for health improvement1.
The GACD has funded $110million into research around hypertension and diabetes to date, with a commitment of a further $60million towards a mental health call scheduled to launch towards the end of 2017. The GACD Research Network currently supports more than 550 researchers from more than 45 countries.
(1) W.Tobe, S., && the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases Hypertension Research Teams With the World Hypertension, L. (2016). The Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases Supports 15 Major Studies in Hypertension Prevention and Control in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. The Journal of Clinical Hypertension, n/a-n/a. doi:10.1111/jch.12835