Global Effort on COVID-19 (GECO) Health Research

Research proposals addressing COVID-19 in low- and middle income countries (LMICs) - supported by NIHR and UKRI 

Global Effort on COVID-19 (GECO) Health Research is a new cross UK government funding call aiming to support applied health research that will address COVID-19 knowledge gaps.  The focus is on understanding the pandemic and mitigating its health impacts in low and middle-income countries (LMIC) contexts. The call prioritises epidemiology, clinical management, infection control and health system responses.

The call is supported by:

  • The UK Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
  • The Medical Research Council (MRC), which is part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)