49 additional COVID-19 research projects funded
Mar. 20, 2020
Global Korean Post
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Government of Canada has consulted with experts from around the world and supported Canadian researchers to help combat this new coronavirus.
On March 11, 2020, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, outlined an investment of $275 million to enhance Canada’s capacity in research and development, as part of Canada’s COVID-19 response, including research on medical countermeasures, including antivirals, vaccine development and support for clinical trials.
Thanks to this new investment in research, Patty Hajdu, Canada’s Minister of Health, announced the next rollout of $25 million, allowing the Government of Canada, through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, to rapidly double the number of COVID-19 research projects funded, adding 49 new projects to the 47 projects previously announced on March 6.
That brings the total to 96 projects led by researchers across the country that will focus on developing and implementing measures to rapidly detect, manage, and reduce the transmission of COVID-19.