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Implementation Science in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Doctor with clipboard talking with a indigenous Peruvian woman
Credit: D. Snyder

The Center for Global Health (CGH) supports implementation science for cancer prevention and control in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and low-resource settings.


A key challenge to reducing the global burden of cancer, particularly among people in LMICs and other populations experiencing disparities, is the poor implementation of cancer prevention and control strategies that are known to work. Implementation science is the study of how to integrate evidence-based practices into routine health settings to improve a population’s health. 

Key gaps currently exist between researchers, program implementers, and the populations they serve. Without bridging these gaps, the global impact of new scientific discoveries and evidence will be diminished. CGH invests in researching and addressing the challenges of implementing evidence-based interventions, tools, policies, and guidelines in low-resource settings.

Funding Opportunities

See open funding opportunities for implementation science in LMICs:

How to Connect

CGH collaborates with NCI’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS). For more information, see DCCPS’ Implementation Science team

For information on implementation science and HIV in low- and middle-income countries, contact Vidya Vedham, Ph.D., at