HRC funds the wellbeing of New Zealand

Millions of dollars are being invested into the health of  New Zealander’s through the government funding body, the Health Research Council.

Yesterday the Health Research Council (HRC) announced the recipients of funding from the latest funding round. A grand total of $74.56 Million was allocated to 52 separate projects to be undertaken in universities, research institutes and District Health Boards.

The HRC is the Crown agency responsible for administering the New Zealand Government’s investment in health research.

Chief Executive of HRC Robin Olds said, “We are supporting some very exciting studies this year, which reflects the very high caliber of New Zealand health research.”

Projects funded include: research in into the psychological impact of the Christchurch quakes, Maori social heath, medical errors in general practice and the underlying causes of neurological diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

A full list of funded projects can found on the HRC website.

Examples of ongoing media coverage include:

Radio New Zealand: Maori trauma recovery to be studied

Otago Daily Times: $27m boost for Uni research

Dominion post (also, The Press): GP clinics face mistake checkup in health study

Radio New Zealand: Study on effects of quake receives funding

Canterbury Star: $4m boosts quake stress study

Waatea AM: Grant for study of rongoa services