GCRF

The Academy of Medical Sciences’ GCRF policy grant is supporting a series of policy workshops and at least one academic from an ODA country to join the Academy’s international working group.

Ongoing

The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is a £1.5 billion fund announced by the UK Government to support cutting-edge research that addresses the challenges faced by developing countries through:

·    challenge-led disciplinary and interdisciplinary research

·    strengthening capacity for research and innovation within both the UK and developing countries

·    providing an agile response to emergencies where there is an urgent research need.

 GCRF is administered through delivery partners including the Research Councils and national academies. 

The Academy of Medical Sciences’ two-year GCRF grant is supporting six policy workshops and at least one academic from an ODA country to join the Academy’s international working group on multimorbidity.

 These workshops aim to:

·    Enable partners (primarily National Academies) in ODA eligible countries to consider how scientific evidence can help address key global health challenges.

·    Build capacity in ODA countries for the provision of scientific advice.

 To read more about the individual workshops, click below.

Upcoming workshops

Science to transform maternal and newborn survival and stillbirths in sub-Saharan Africa in the SDG era

The Academy of Medical Sciences, in collaboration with the African Academy of Sciences, is convening a policy workshop on maternal and child health in sub-Saharan Africa in Nairobi, Kenya on the 4-5 September 2018.

Challenges and priorities for global mental health research in the SDG era

The Academy of Medical Sciences, in collaboration with the InterAcademy Partnership for Health (IAP for Health), is convening a policy workshop on mental health in low- and middle-income countries in London on the 28-29 June 2018.

Improving the development and deployment of rapid diagnostic tests in South East Asia

The Academy of Medical Sciences, in collaboration with the Philippines National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), is convening a policy workshop on rapid diagnostic tests in South East Asia in Manila, Philippines on the 23-24 October 2018.

Past workshops

Addressing the global challenge of multimorbidity: Lessons from South Africa

The Academy of Medical Sciences, in partnership with the Academy of Sciences South Africa, convened a policy workshop on multimorbidity in Johannesburg, South Africa from the 2-3 November 2016.

Improving the development and deployment of rapid diagnostic tests in LMICs

The Academy of Medical Sciences, in collaboration with the InterAcademy Partnership for Health (IAP for Health), convened a policy workshop on rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) in London on the 21 November 2016.

Addressing the global challenge of multimorbidity: Lessons from the BRICS countries

The Academy of Medical Sciences convened a policy workshop on multimorbidity in the BRICS countries in London from the 27-28 March 2017.

Strengthening clinical research capacity in low and middle income countries

The Academy of Medical Sciences and InterAcademy Partnership for Health held a policy workshop on strengthening clinical research capacity in low and middle income countries in London on the 3-4 July 2017.

Addressing the global health challenge of obesity

The Academy of Medical Sciences and the Academy of Sciences Malaysia convened a policy workshop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on the 2-3rd October on addressing the global health challenge of obesity.

Early intervention and diagnosis in paediatric neurodevelopment defects in Brazil

The Academy of Medical Sciences and the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and Medicine convened a policy workshop in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on the 29-30th November on neurodevelopmental defects in children in Brazil.

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