Emerging authors programs for global cardiovascular disease research - A collaboration of the US CDC, the Lancet Commission on HTN Group, RTSL and WHL

Neupane D, Hall B, Mukhtar Q, Delles C, Sharman JE, et al
Journal of Human Hypertension

Locally led health research in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) is critical to overcome global health challenges because local researchers are knowledgeable about relevant health problems and understand the cultural, social, economic, and political contexts that influence patterns of disease and the effectiveness of interventions [1]. However, health research capacity in LMICs remains limited [2]. Therefore, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Lancet Commission on Hypertension Group, Resolve to Save Lives (RTSL), and the World Hypertension League (WHL) came together with a shared goal of increasing opportunities for LMIC researchers to systematically evaluate cardiovascular disease initiatives and share their results with the scientific community through publication in the peer reviewed literature [3].