The Federal Government has announced today the research grant recipients of the Medical Research Futures Fund (MRFF) $18 million funding into Congenital Heart Disease.
An $18 million investment from the Government will support a further six research projects that aim to reduce the impact of congenital heart disease by investigating new ways to diagnose and treat the condition. Each year in Australia, it is estimated 2,400 babies are affected with congenital heart disease. People with complex and severe congenital heart disease require specialist treatment throughout their life."
The CHD grant recipient's projects will support research to provide new diagnoses and treatment options for those suffering from congenital heart disease.
The various projects will align with the National Strategic Action Plan for Childhood Heart Disease, and will target the Research Priorities in the Action Plan in particular:
- preventing neurodevelopmental and mental health complications
- understanding the impact of prenatal and postnatal factors affecting the health of children born with CHD and their families, or
- exploring the role of exercise and increased activity in reducing the impact of CHD.
On behalf of the HeartKids Community we would like to thank the The Hon Greg Hunt MP for his continues support of the our community. We would also like to congratulate all the recipients of the grants and we are looking forward to some insightful and positive outcomes that will support all those in our HeartKids Community." - Rob Lutter, CEO
The Grant Recipients:
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