The George Institute For Global Health
United Kingdom

Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases

The Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases was inspired by a study published in Nature involving a Delphi panel recruited from fifty countries around the world. The study identified twenty Grand Challenges (which led to the Grand Challenges Partnership, announced in Nature in 2007) in chronic non-communicable diseases and highlighted a set of priorities to address the burden of cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases, and certain cancers.

This largely preventable, yet relatively ignored and under-resourced, group of conditions cause the greatest global share of death and disability, accounting for around 60 percent of all deaths worldwide. In low- and middle-income countries, the burden is especially significant and is projected to rapidly rise.