Australia announces funding for collaborative health research into chronic diseases

Australia's Health Minister, Greg Hunt, has announced that the Australian government will provide almost US$3.4 million (A$5 million) to support global chronic health research projects.

Delivered through the Governments National Health and Medical Research Council, this funding will assist in collaboration with the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases. This includes support focused on the prevention or management of hypertension and diabetes and assistance in scaling up food policy interventions to reduce non-communicable diseases in the Pacific Islands.

The Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases is a collaboration of health and medical research funding bodies. It initiates and supports joint research activities on chronic non-communicable diseases in low and middle-income countries, and in vulnerable and indigenous communities in higher-income countries.

Press release - Department of Health