Research network aims to tackle chronic disease in developing world

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 15 June 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2440
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

    A worldwide network of research and training centres that aims to reduce the increasing burden of chronic disease has been set up in 11 low and middle income countries.

    The Centers of Excellence research network is the result of collaboration between the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), one of the National Institutes of Health, and UnitedHealth Group, the Minnesota based managed healthcare company.

    “There is a pandemic of chronic disease sweeping through lower income countries but so far most of the aid …

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