About ZonMw

It is ZonMw’s goal to ensure that healthy people stay that way for as long as possible, that ill people recover as quickly and completely as possible and that people who require care and nursing receive the highest standard of services. To achieve this, we need to focus on prevention: on stopping people from becoming ill. And we need good health care for people who nevertheless fall ill.

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In the spotlight

The New York Stem Cell Foundation has released its 2017 Investigator RFAs

  1. The Innovator Awards for Early Career Investigators in Translational Stem Cell Research 
  2. The Innovator Awards for Early Career Investigators in Neuroscience 

Both awards provide $1.5M USD (payable over 5 years) to outstanding young researchers from accredited non-profit research and academic institutions through the world (subject to eligibility). The RFAs will close on February 22, 2017 at 5:00pm Eastern.

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Increase in excise taxes on alcohol can yield 14 to 20 billion euros in societal benefits


An increase in excise taxes of 50 per cent over a period of fifty years will result in societal benefits of 14 to 20 billion euro in the Netherlands. Improvement of work productivity, prevention of premature deaths, fewer traffic accidents, less police and justice costs and less school drop-outs are examples of the positive effects if alcohol consumption would be reduced. These are the findings of research conducted by RIVM.


ZonMw Pearl for Evert Verhagen Strenghten your ankle project

Evert Verhagen

November 3rd, Dr. Evert Verhagen (APH researcher at the VUmc Department of Public and Occupational Health) received the ZonMw Pearl for the 'Versterk je enkel' project at the Sport injuries prevention symposium (symposium Sportblessurepreventie) in Amsterdam.

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Dr. Martijntje Bakker

Telefoonnummer+31 70 349 51 96
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