The latest funding grants awarded by the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) provide vital early support for research and researchers wanting to improve patient care and healthcare systems in New Zealand.
The Health Research Council has awarded more than $13.38 million in its annual Career Development Awards. This includes funding for a Māori health research fellowship to investigate the multiple dimensions of cannabis and methamphetamine use.
Research into critically ill patients with COVID-19, published today, shows fewer patients died and less intensive care (ICU) support was required when patients received corticosteroids compared with usual treatment.
The He Kāinga Oranga research team has been awarded a $5 million Health Research Council programme grant to work on interventions that will help New Zealanders live in warm, dry, mould-free and safe homes.