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Announcing the Chair of the new HMG SCOR Board

Professor Peter Piot photo by Heidi Larson Today, Professor Baron Peter Piot KCMG has been announced as the first Chair to lead the HMG Strategic Coherence of ODA-funded...

26 September 2017

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DFID sets out focus on research and innovation

Priti Patel, International Development secretary, launched the first-ever DFID Research Review at the Grand Challenges Conference in London hosted by the BMGF. The Research...

26 October 2016

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Multimorbidity. photo cred – caratello Throughout the world, as life expectancy increases, the population incidence of non-communicable diseases is also increasing. Further,...

15 September 2016

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Global Challenges Research Fund

Global Challenges Research Fund. Source – Pexels They are keen to receive input from a wide-range of individuals and institutions across all academic disciplines,...

11 July 2016

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New Director of UKCDS

Vicky Morgan, UKCDS Director. Today, Vicky Morgan has been announced as the new Director of the UK Collaborative on Development Sciences (UKCDS). Vicky will lead UKCDS over the...

16 June 2016

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Mesh: A New Community for Health Researchers

Mesh a new community for health researchers. Source – pexels Hosted by The Global Health Network, mesh aims to provide an online meeting place where community engagement...

7 June 2016

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Research funders join forces to tackle Zika virus

Research funders join forces to tackle Zika virus. Source: pexels The Zika Rapid Response Initiative was launched by the Medical research Council (MRC) with an initial £1...

31 March 2016

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Changes to the UKCDS team

Helen Beadman Due to a change in personal circumstances, Fiona Reid has decided to step down as Director of UKCDS. Since joining UKCDS in September, Fiona has brought a...

16 February 2016

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UK spends big on global health research

UK spends big on global health research. Photo cred – MMU The UK government has stepped-up its contribution to global health with new funding to fight malaria,...

26 January 2016