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UCL health collaborations in low and middle-income countries win Research Councils funding

5 January 2017


Three UCL international collaborations are among the first to receive Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) awards, in recognition of their world-leading research partnerships improving health in low and middle income countries.

The innovative partnerships optimising infant feeding practices in rural India, using technology to support HIV prevention in South Africa, and shaping future policies for the control of non-communicable diseases around the world, are among those taking home a share of more than £20m funding.

The interdisciplinary initiatives will be led by Professor Monica Lakhanpaul (UCL Great Ormond Street Institute for Child Health), Professor Rachel Anne McKendry (London Centre for Nanotechnology) and Professor Sarah Hawkes (UCL Institute for Global Health) respectively.

They are among 41 short-term projects across 39 UK research organisations to whom MRC, AHRC, BBSRC, ESRC and NERC are providing funding to work in partnership in 32 different countries.

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