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ZonMw funds research into the quality of health care in the Netherlands

For instance by supporting health care professionals and by strengthening health care infrastructure. In doing so, we look at the different elements involved in health care, including the patient perspective, the various organisations involved, the care professional, and the social impact.

European Nursing Congress 2022

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ZonMw is one of the partners of the European Nursing Congress 2022 'Future proof nursing: nurses as key drivers for change'. An online event with local hubs. The event will take place from Tuesday October 4th - Friday October 7th.

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Allied Health Professions 2019-2022 programme

Allied health professions

The goal of this programme is to enhance the quality of the care provided by allied health professions, in order to help improve patient care and the health of patients. The professions concerned are: dieticians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, skin therapists, speech and language therapists and exercise therapists.

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Nursing and Care

Nursing professionals

Nurses, nurse practitioners and health care assistents are the crucial link between prevention, care and welfare. Therefore we invest in the development and implementation of knowledge, and in collaboration by and for nursing professionals, aimed at further strengthening their body of knowledge.

Nursing and Care

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Microplastics may have subtle effects on the placenta

Tiny plastic particles may have subtle effects on the placenta, according to results recently published by researcher Hanna Dusza and her team in the leading journal Environmental Health Perspectives. The researchers call for additional studies to gain a better understanding of the effect of micro- and nanoplastics on the health of the mother and the developing child.

Researcher Hanna Dusza at work in the laboratory
Hanna Dusza at work in the laboratory, photographed by Bas Niemans (Utrecht University)
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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.

vegetables and fruit displayed in a supermarkt
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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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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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