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NIH to Award $20 Million Over 5 Years to Support Global Health Training for Scientists

April 5, 2012

"A network of global health research training institutions will increasingly focus on the rising levels of chronic diseases in developing countries, the National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center announced on Wednesday," CQ HealthBeat reports (Bristol, 4/4). NIH will award "about $20.3 million ... over the next five years to support 400 early-career health scientists on nearly year-long research fellowships in 27 low- and middle-income countries," according to a press release from the Fogarty International Center. "Program trainees will study the traditional global health problems such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and maternal and child health, and will address the chronic non-communicable diseases that cause a majority of deaths in developing countries, such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes," the press release states (4/4).

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