The Academy of Medical Sciences’ GCRF policy grant has supported 21 policy workshops between 2016 and 2021.Launched
Global Challenges Research Fund policy workshops
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
“To know there are challenges and barriers that you are facing in your region of the world and that you are not alone, so you can think about solutions together. It’s possible that collaborations that develop from the workshop can help in addressing these challenges on a broader scale."
Dr Chima Ariel Onoka from the University Of Nigeria (UHC 2019 Workshop participant and Steering Committee member)
The Academy of Medical Sciences' GCRF grant has supported 21 policy workshops between 2016 and 2021.
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.
The Academy of Medical Sciences and the Academy of Scientific Research and Technologyare convening a policy workshop on Achieving Universal Health Coverage in the Middle East and North Africa: the role of research online on the 16-17 December 2020.
The Academy of Medical Sciences, in collaboration with the Academia Nacional de Medicina del Perú and the Academia Nacional de Ciencias are a policy workshop on nutrition and anaemia in the Andean region on 20-21 January 2020.
Universal Health Coverage
Non communicable diseases
Maternal and child health
Rapid Diagnostic Tests
Clinical Research Capacity
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