D-START: supporting innovative translational research projects in developing countries

In the three years since its inception and after two initial rounds of funding, the International Diabetes Federation’s BRIDGES programme has become one of the principal funding initiatives in diabetes worldwide. With the recent announcement of its third round of funding, BRIDGES has consolidated its position in the fast-developing and innovative sector of translational research. A new and related International Diabetes Federation initiative, D-START (Diabetes - Supporting TrAnslational Research Twinning), focuses on the implementation of translational research projects on the primary prevention of type 2 diabetes in low- and middleincome countries. D-START will bring together primary prevention leaders, committed groups from developing countries and their health authorities.
Keywords: 
BRIDGES, translational research, grant
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