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Agencies collaborate to tackle world’s biggest killers

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b2421 (Published 15 June 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2421
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1Margate

    Six of the world’s leading health agencies have formed a groundbreaking alliance in an attempt to tackle diseases such as cancers, cardiovascular diseases, and type 2 diabetes.

    The newly formed Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases is a collaboration between the United Kingdom’s Medical Research Council; Australia’s National Health Medical Research Council; the Canadian Institutes of Health Research; China’s Ministry of Health in association with the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences; and the US National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and the Fogarty International Center.

    The sixth organisation that will be invited to join the alliance is the Indian Council of …

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