NL, Canada invest $4.8M in health research

July 19, 2019

The Government of Canada and the Government of Newfoundland, along with Memorial University and industry partners, have announced a joint investment of $4.8M into health research. The funds will go towards a group of researchers at MUN's Faculty of Medicine to test the effectiveness of an app designed to lower emergency room wait times. “This is the story of two front line clinicians who saw a problem and took the initiative to solve it,” said Minister of Health and Community Services John Haggie. “This app is a homegrown Newfoundland and Labrador solution that has generated national attention. We are pleased to join with the Government of Canada to support a project that will have a direct impact on patients and the health care sector." MUN (NL)