Global Alliance For Chronic Diseases
Major national research funding agencies from around the world will convene to announce the formation of a new global health initiative called the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD). The launch of the GACD will occur on June 15, 2009, in Seattle, Washington and will coincide with the meeting there of Heads of International Research Organizations. The alliance seeks to coordinate research activities that address on a global scale the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. The alliance members will collectively seek to identify common approaches to develop the evidence base needed to guide policy, develop and share best practices for fighting chronic diseases, and foster a sustainable and significant reduction of illness, disability, and death around the world.