Funding, 6 January 2022

New project ‘GRIP-NCDs’

For the project German Research Innovation Program for Non-Communicable Diseases (GRIP-NCDs) , experts from renowned institutions in Germany, Nigeria, Mozambique, South Africa and Uganda are joining forces to elucidate the interaction of infectious diseases (IDs) and non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

The aim of our project is to apply novel methods, which are already established in countries like Germany, in the African partner countries. By determining molecular and microbiomic markers we will characterize the NCD risk in the partner countries. This represents, especially on the African continent, a highly innovative method to determine the interaction between ID-NCDs. In addition, we aim to establish sustainable research networks that nurture networking between and beyond the participating organizations. Furthermore, we will build a global health exchange program that allows for south-north and south-south exchanges of medical students, PhD Candidates and fellows.

Our international consortium includes experts from Charité, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC), the University of Abuja, the Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa, Eduardo Mondlane University, Makerere University and the Makerere University Lung Institute and the NGO ACCESS Uganda. The partners will meet in Kampala in early February 2022 to attend a joint workshop focusing on project development.