Collaborating Centers of Excellence Set to Combat Chronic Diseases in Developing Countries

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the UnitedHealth Chronic Disease Initiative are working together to establish a network of 11 Collaborating Centers of Excellence in low- and middle-income countries to build sustainable programs to combat chronic cardiovascular and lung diseases. Research and outreach activities are being conducted in 21 developing countries. In addition, each developing country is paired with at least one partner academic institution in a developed country to enhance research and training opportunities.