Harper Government invests in Manitoba health research

March 12, 2013

Joy Smith, Member of Parliament for Kildonan -- St. Paul, on behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, announced today funding for new health research projects in the province of Manitoba. The funding will support researchers working in many areas of interest to Manitobans, including child health services, end of life care, Alzheimer's disease, kidney transplantation and cancer care.

"Our Government is proud to invest in the excellent work that health researchers are doing in Manitoba, which will ultimately help improve the health of all Canadians," said MP Smith. "The researchers are working hard to find new therapies, improve health care services, and promote good health."

MP Smith made the announcement while visiting the site of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) in Winnipeg. The CLSA is a national strategic initiative of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Funding from the Harper Government through CIHR will support 18 new health research projects, covering a wide spectrum of health and health care issues. The projects, which exemplify CIHR's commitment to health research excellence, will be conducted by researchers affiliated with the University of Manitoba.

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"Health researchers in Manitoba are making important contributions in many areas of health science and health policy, CIHR is committed to working with our partners in the province, including the University of Manitoba and the Manitoba Health Research Council, to continue to support world class research and to engage Manitoba's health researchers in national and international collaborations focused on making advances in promising new areas of science and improving patient care." -Dr. Alain Beaudet, President of CIHR.