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All the latest news and media releases from the Health Research Council.
  • Decrease in late stillbirths possibly linked to more pregnant women sleeping on their side

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    The research team behind the public awareness campaign to get pregnant women sleeping on their side from 28 weeks of pregnancy has received one of New Zealand’s top awards for translational health research. Their research and campaign may have contributed to a decrease in late stillbirths over recent years in New Zealand.
  • Funding for emerging researchers prepares workforce for future health challenges

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    New Zealand’s most promising emerging researchers have been awarded $11.3 million to undertake high-quality research and develop the skills to address current and future health challenges.
  • HRC updates during COVID-19 outbreak

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    Check here for our latest updates and guidance to support HRC-funded researchers during the current COVID-19 outbreak.
  • The HRC is on the move

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    From early September, the HRC office will be located in new premises at 110 Symonds Street (Level 1, South Tower), Grafton, Auckland.
  • New tool to tackle vaccine hesitancy in NZ

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    2021 PROJECT AND PROGRAMME FUNDING:
    A new tool to gauge why some New Zealanders are refusing or delaying vaccinations will help healthcare professionals target interventions to increase vaccination uptake and reduce the likelihood of more outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. This is one of the Project grants announced today by Health Minister Andrew Little.
  • Developing the knowledge for a health system shift towards equity

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    2021 PROJECT AND PROGRAMME FUNDING:
    The leadership shown by Māori in managing the health and wellbeing needs of their own communities during the COVID-19 outbreak was one of the drivers for newly funded research into a ‘much-needed shift in the health system’. That's the focus of one of the research programmes announced today.
  • Study aims to improve mental health services for NZ’s Pacific youth

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    2021 PROJECT AND PROGRAMME FUNDING: Associate Professor El-Shadan Tautolo's research to improve mental health services for Pacific youth involving almost 1000 Pacific youth living mainly in South Auckland is one of a record five Pacific Project grants announced today by Health Minister Andrew Little.
  • Health delivery research recipients announced

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    We are pleased to announce the recipients of round 1 of our Health Delivery Research Investment Round, which supports research conceived and carried out by those working in healthcare settings.