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Global Effort on COVID-19 (GECO) Health Research

Last updated: 19/12/2023
IATI Identifier: GB-GOV-10-GECO
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The UK Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) funds outstanding global health research through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The Global Effort on COVID-19 (GECO) Health Research is a cross UK government funding call aiming to support applied health research that will address COVID-19 knowledge gaps in ODA-eligible countries.


The focus is on understanding the pandemic and mitigating its health impacts in low and middle-income country (LMIC) contexts. The call prioritises epidemiology, clinical management, infection control and health system responses, in alignment with the World Health Organisation (WHO) COVID-19 Global Research Roadmap.


The country, countries or regions that benefit from this Programme.
Developing countries, unspecified
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Status Implementation

The current stage of the Programme, consistent with the International Aid Transparency Initiative's (IATI) classifications.

Programme Spend

Programme budget and spend to date, as per the amounts loaded in financial system(s), and for which procurement has been finalised.

Participating Organisation(s)

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Accountable:Organisation responsible for oversight of the activity

Extending: Organisation that manages the budget on behalf of the funding organisation.

Funding: Organisation which provides funds.

Implementing: Organisations implementing the activity.


Sector groups as a percentage of total Programme budget according to the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) classifications.


A comparison across financial years of forecast budget and spend to date on the Programme.

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Programme data last updated on 19/12/2023