Centre for Global NCDs
The Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) is the central hub for global NCD research within The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), creating a reference point for researchers and policy makers by bringing together the range of expertise which currently exists with a global focus on NCDs.
Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) have long been the major causes of mortality and morbidity in high income countries, and are now also reaching epidemic levels in low and middle income countries. It is important to address NCDs with a global interdisciplinary approach as they share common causes, and common approaches to their control.
The LSHTM Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases aims to strengthen and promote research, training and international networking in NCD research and health policy. The Centre draws on the wide range of expertise that currently exists within LSHTM to establish a truly global initiative for research, prevention and control of NCDs. The Centre fosters collaboration and communication between NCD researchers, across a range of settings and disciplines, both within and outside of the School. In addition, the Centre functions as an international training centre for global NCD research through the provision of training courses and PhD programs; members of the Centre play a key role in highlighting the importance of NCDs on the global policy agenda.
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