DFID, NIHR, MRC and Wellcome each have a strong history of supporting research that aims to improve health in low and middle income countries (LMIC). The four partner agencies share the view that in order to have maximum impact on health we need to work together to provide evidence of the best and most appropriate interventions to improve health in LMIC settings. Pooling resources brings the necessary funds and experience together to achieve implementable results which address health problems affecting low and middle income countries.
Together we will fund up to £20 million for the 10th call to be launched under the joint global health trials partnership.
The purpose of this scheme is to provide funding for the best proposals to generate new knowledge about interventions that will contribute to the improvement of health in low and middle income countries. The scheme is focused on late-stage clinical and health intervention trials evaluating efficacy and effectiveness.