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The UK Department for International Development, the Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust are pleased to jointly announce the launch of the fifth call for proposals under this initiative to fund global health trials.
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 programme will give priority to proposals that are likely to produce implementable results and that are designed to address the major causes of mortality or morbidity in low and middle income countries.
The scheme is open to the best proposals which address any major health related problem affecting low and middle income countries, particularly those that affect the most vulnerable populations. Although the breadth of the scheme is deliberately wide, we particularly welcome proposals for research into chronic non-communicable diseases, in recognition of the increasing burden of these conditions in low and middle income countries. We also welcome innovative proposals which address reproductive, maternal and new born health.