International collaboration

DIETS stands for Dietitians Improving Education Training Standards in Europe and is a network funded by the EU. The project is part of the work underway in Europe to harmonize the training of dieticians and dietary economists across Europe. The Department of Food, Nutrition and Dietetics is a member of DIETS and was granted EU funding in 2010 to continue its networking efforts for three years under the name DIETS2. 
Information about DIETS, including its newsletter and coming conferences, is available at

Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD)
The GACD is the first collaboration of major research funding agencies that funds joint programmes specifically addressing chronic non-communicable diseases (cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, certain cancers, lung diseases and mental health). Together, the members of the alliance represent 80% of public health research funding worldwide. The alliance coordinates and supports research activities that address the prevention and treatment of NCDs or chronic non-communicable diseases, on a global scale. NCDs account for 60% of deaths globally. GACD has a multi-country, multi-disciplinary research focus and in particular addresses the needs of low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where 80% of deaths from chronic diseases occur. In addition, the alliance also focuses on research with vulnerable populations of more developed countries. 

More information about GACD. 

Contact person: Meena Daivadanam (Co-chair for diabetes programmes – GACD)