Some of these infections can no longer be effectively treated, which increases the risk of dying. The One-Health theme supports research into the prevention and cure of infectious disease as well as zoonoses, antimicrobial resistance, vaccination, diet and health.

On this website you can find more information on ZonMw subsidy programmes and projects on infectious diseaseas and antimicrobial resistance, and current topics.

In the spotlight

Award for RAPDIF-project

Dr. Henk Schallig ontvangt parelbeeldje

Thanks to the development of a new malaria rapid test, sick children with fever in Africa receive the correct diagnosis and the correct medication. In doing so, we help to stop antimicrobial resistance.

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Antimicrobial resistance

Read about the ZonMw programmes on antimicrobial resistance.

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Research on corona and COVID-19

Coronavirus

Together with our sponsors and clients, we are looking into possibilities for financing research into the coronavirus and COVID-19. The pandemic is having a major impact on healthcare and society.

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HIV

How is research helping to prevent HIV and AIDS? View ongoing and completed projects.

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TB

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Which research does ZonMw facilitate in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of TB? View our research projects.

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International collaboration for research infectious diseases

Since April 2019 we participate in GloPID-R, Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness. We're partner of the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR), who also collaborates with GloPID-R.

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One Health

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One of the focus areas of Wageningen University & Research is Global One Health with themes that cover a broad spectrum of health and diseases in a societal context: infectious diseases, environment, climate, society and food.

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News

Ninety per cent of NWO and ZonMw’s research publications are open access

At least 9 out of 10 publications in 2021 resulting from research funded by NWO and ZonMw are available as open access. For NWO, this means an increase of 5% compared to last year. For ZonMw-funded research, the increase is 8%. This is according to the Open Access Monitor conducted by CWTS (Centre for Science and Technology Studies) on behalf of NWO (and ZonMw).

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KIC call launched: Safe and healthy food and food systems

In recent years, attention for the role of nutrition in relation to (preventive) human health has increased. This is because healthy food and a healthy lifestyle are said to ensure a longer healthy life and can thus extend the healthy life span.

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Three consortia awarded funding for acceptance and implementation of animal-free models in safety assessment

Within the Dutch Research Agenda (NWA) 'Non-animal models: acceptance and implementation', three consortia will research on the acceptance and implementation of existing animal-free models. A total of about € 2.9mln has been awarded for this research. This programme is a collaboration between the Dutch Ministries of Infrastructure and Water Management (I&W), Public Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS), Economic Affairs and Climate (EZK), Agriculture,...

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Related programmes

ZonMw has several programmes related to this topic.

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Events

EURECO Conference 2021: Tackling the ‘digital divide’

Persons with disabilities, with care needs or with psychiatric illnesses are particularly affected by the impact of the digital divide in society. The EURECO 2021 conference will focus on approaches to promote the development of equal digital participation for these vulnerable groups as well.

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Online matchmaking event Create2Solve

Do you face challenges in finding an animal-free innovation in research and industry? Sign up for the online matchmaking event on 10 February 2021 at 13:00h CET of Create2Solve by sending an e-mail to mkmd@zonmw.nl.

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Contact

Monique van der Hoeven

Head of the department

+31 70 349 51 97
hoeven@zonmw.nl
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