Implementation Research on Hypertension in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
The program aims to support innovative solutions for the implementation of high blood pressure prevention and control in low- and middle-income countries and aboriginal communities in Canada and abroad. In partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the International Development Research Centre and the Canadian Stroke Network; Grand Challenges Canada is taking an integrated innovation approach to hypertension — the coordinated application scientific/technological, social and business innovation to develop solutions to this complex challenge.
Hypertension is a major contributor to the growing global pandemic of cardiovascular disease and stroke. The specific objectives of this funding opportunity are:
- To develop a better understanding of key barriers at local, national and international levels that affect hypertension control and to consider how these implementation challenges can be overcome
- To understand how innovations for hypertension control can be introduced and scaled-up across a range of settings
- To identify what elements of systems most need to be strengthened to prevent hypertension and its consequences (e.g. stroke), and
- To improve hypertension control rates while reducing disparities in hypertension control across population sub-groups.
Lowering hypertension is the focus of the first coordinated research program of the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD).
This competition is now closed. The deadline was September 2, 2011
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