Funding boost for health project

Funding boost for health projectGaininge a further $17.6 million will help Healthier Lives researchers, hosted by the University of Otago, to improve health research and counter the obesity epidemic, Prof Jim Mann says.

Prof Mann was “delighted” that initial funding for the first five years of the Healthier Lives-Oranga Hauora National Science Challenge had now been followed by further funds to support another five years, until 2024. Prof Mann is the Healthier Lives director and is co-director of the university’s Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre.

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