New Global Research Centre to combat NCDs and environmental change

A £10m grant has established the NIHR Global Health Research Centre on Non-Communicable Diseases and Environmental Change.

The Centre, a partnership led by Imperial College London and The George Institute India, will work to tackle the dual challenge of a rapidly growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and global environmental change in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

LMICs face unique challenges in delivering equitable, high-quality primary care services for the prevention and treatment of NCDs such as diabetes, kidney disease, hypertension and cardiovascular disease, and mental health. This is especially true among marginalised populations that are affected by – or have migrated due to – environmental risks and exposures including air pollution, flooding, and heatwaves. The Centre will focus on populations in Bangladesh, Indonesia and India which are amongst the most vulnerable to the impact of climate change on health.

An image depicting the launch of the new global research centre. Depicting From left to right - Dr D Praveen, Program Director, The George Institute India, Prof Christopher Millett, Professor of public health, Imperial College London, Dr Aliya Naheed, Prof Vidhya Venugopal, Prof Dr Sri Andarini, Prof Vivekananda Jha, Dr Robyn Norton, Mr David Armstrong

From left to right – Dr D Praveen, Program Director, The George Institute India, Prof Christopher Millett, Professor of public health, Imperial College London, Dr Aliya Naheed, Prof Vidhya Venugopal, Prof Dr Sri Andarini, Prof Vivekananda Jha, Dr Robyn Norton, Mr David Armstrong

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