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Canada joins global effort to tackle chronic lung diseases

Canada is contributing C$5 million to the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases, which supports research on respiratory diseases, such as asthma and lung cancer.

The funding, from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the International Development Research Council, will support projects in low and middle-income countries. The Canadian announcement comes following the alliance’s launch of an initiative focusing on lung diseases in poor countries and indigenous populations in Australia, Canada and the United States.

Teams of researchers from Canada and other target countries will focus on policies, programmes and other interventions that aim to reduce tobacco use and fight chronic lung diseases.

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