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

Alcohol

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.

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Blog: ZonMw and the rest of the world

Almost from the start of ZonMw (The Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development) international collaboration has been an essential part of our work.

For many reasons! Many of the challenges we face are not restricted to the borders of The Netherlands, so if we want to really solve these challenges we need to work together.

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Call for proposals Active and Assisted Living

In February 2017 the new call for proposals of the Active and Assisted Living (AAL) programme has been launched. The challenge for the call for proposals of 2017 is 'AAL packages/Integrated solutions: Packages integrating different solutions based on ICT to support active, healthy and independent living of older adults'. The AAL Central Info & Partnering Day will take place on the 6th of March 2017 in Brussels.

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ICT solutions for older adults

Image of the cover of the publication ‘The impact of AAL in the Netherlands’

Learn more about co-creation and commercialisation of ICT solutions for older adults in the publication ‘The impact of AAL in the Netherlands’. The publication shows what the European Active & Assisted Living (AAL) programme has delivered for the Netherlands until now. Often in the words of those who directly involved. Their stories provide an inspiring glimpse into the future everyday lives of older adults.

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Contact

Dr. Martijntje Bakker

Telefoonnummer+31 70 349 51 96
E-mailadresMbakker@zonmw.nl
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