A good health for everybody

ZonMw uses knowledge to realise a good health for everybody. We connect people and organisations for working on relevant societal and scientific issues that influence health, care and well-being. We programme and fund health research and innovation in care, encourage the use of the knowledge developed and define the areas where knowledge is needed.

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Vidi is a funding instrument from the NWO Talent Programme. The Vidi target group consists of excellent researchers (up to 8 years after obtaining their PhD)...

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Appropriate care

A transition to appropriate care has been initiated to render healthcare future-proof. This is a societal challenge that the healthcare sector and society will have to tackle together. Appropriate care is about health instead of illness, offers the right care at the right place, and concerns value- driven care (of good quality, effective and with the efficient deployment of people, funds and materials). It is realised together with the patients and the people around them.

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The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 has had worldwide, serious consequences for public health, society and the economy. A lot of research was, and still is, necessary to develop knowledge about vaccines, care for patients, prevention, long COVID and the consequences of COVID-19. But also, how can we prevent and control possible future pandemics? And which knowledge development and consolidation of strengths are needed to better prepare society for future pandemics?

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Healthy living environment

We define a healthy living environment as a physical environment that makes a healthy lifestyle possible, with exercise, relaxation and a healthy diet. A healthy living environment is accessible, safe, achievable and sustainable. Our living environment can positively contribute to our health by facilitating healthier behaviour and by limiting exposure to health risks.

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Background information on the results of the funded projects.

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The latest news from ZonMw on research, practice, policy and education in healthcare.

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