In February 2021, the HRC, Te Aho o Te Kahu (the Cancer Control Agency) and the Ministry of Health will release a Request for Proposals to fund research that will drive equitable cancer outcomes for New Zealanders.
The Health Research Council has announced more than $6.3 million in funding for 11 new research studies designed to help ensure equitable health and wellbeing outcomes for all New Zealanders during the recovery from COVID-19.
An all-new approach for the early detection of rheumatic heart disease will be developed and tested as part of a suite of new research to be carried out by some of New Zealand’s district health boards (DHBs).
A new study led by a national team of expert clinicians and health researchers will explore ways to increase the number of New Zealanders participating in clinical trials – particularly those living in rural communities and Māori and Pasifika.
Critically ill patients with COVID-19 who are given a drug that reduces inflammation by modifying the immune system require less time receiving intensive care treatment, an international study has found.
Two Wellington-based researchers have been awarded the HRC's prestigious Liley Medal for a study that found patients with mild asthma are much less likely to have a severe asthma attack if they use an inhaler containing a combination of both preventive and reliever medication as needed.